Little Americans Play Days
Little Americans-Big Brothers
Part of our year ‘round Let’s Grow Together series (Kick-around, climb-around, run-around pizza partner playmates)
What We Do
We bridge the gap into Belonging, for the newest among us, across ethnicities and ages.
We show our teens (Big Brothers) that the real Hope of America is US – getting to know each other, making bridges, playing together, discovering each other’s favorite foods, learning the lifelong privilege and responsibility of being a little brother’s big brother.
We help hope take root in younger newcomers and their teenage playmates, most of whom come from similar circumstances.
We give struggling parents a reason to keep on believing they made the right choice, despite exhausting ‘round-the-clock labor, poverty, isolation.
We make “You Never Walk Alone” more than a pop song.
We make “America, the Beautiful” really beautiful — up-close and personal.
How You Can Help
Sign up for a minimum of 3 weekend or holiday play sessions (Saturday or Sunday afternoons and some national holidays) during Autumn, the December-January Holidays, hard-core Winter, Spring Break, Memorial Day weekend — in a designated school yard or park.
Be prepared to run, tumble, help little English-learners with scooters and trikes/bikes, toss a ball, make snow angels, lie on your back on a patch of grass and tell “Y’know . . .?” stories.
Share a cable car ride to-from Roosevelt Island.
Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to the carousel.
Catch a twilight ice cream cone along the way.
Small groups ( 2-7 little ones ) with some parents and YES!Solutions adult volunteers.