In order to promote a sense of well-being in young school-aged children, trained volunteers spend time in Rochester area schools engaging in 1:1 play sessions with children. G2 takes place in a designated space outside the regular classroom and is supervised by a G2 coordinator. Led by the child, the adult-child pair will play games such as Candyland and Uno; and with toys such as blocks, cars, small dolls, and play dough.
All children in a grade level participate in G2; there are no special qualifications. A child must have the benefit of the undivided attention of a caring adult. Play sessions are 30 minutes (per week) for each child. Volunteers see 3 children in a day, resulting in 90 minutes of 1:1 play with their G2 friends. Typically there are 25 G2 sessions per school year, and we ask for a commitment of one school year.
Information reviewed by agency 8/7/18.