Opportunities for kids fosters community
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 7:18 am

To the Editor:

I love our community. I love our group mentality, our friendly demeanor, and our growth of knowledge about a child’s rearing environment.

We’ve heard it all quoted before about how...it takes a community, the children are the future, children are our most valuable resource, children are likely to live up to what you believe of them, etc.

It seems that throughout the ages those much wiser than you or I have put their interest in those we sire. If we want to live in a healthy and positive community we need to provide healthy and positive opportunities for our next generation.

The Potsdam Recreation Program is an ideal example of our community-oriented goals.

The program offers an opportunity for our young ones to not only expel their summertime energy in a positive demeanor, it also helps our children connect with peers outside their immediate socioeconomic group and strengthen local bonds with new friends.

The sacrifice of this program is a loss for us in mass.

After all as Dr. Seuess said “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Let’s not deprive them of a chance to grow and thrive.

Thank you for your time.

Robert Fowler

Potsdam