Announcing the first annual Friends-a-Palooza July 30, 2022, 2-5 pm
The Friends Program is taking over Keach Park in Concord to celebrate International Friendship Day! Friends-a-Palooza is a family-fun event filled with free activities for kids of all ages. We will have crafts and field games, face-painting, kids Zumba, giant bubbles, corn-hole, music, dance and a story telling read-a-thon, snacks, prizes and more.
Friends-a-Palooza is designed to raise awareness of The Friends Program services for youth and families. The event will be open to the entire community and include special outreach to the at-risk youth in the local area. 75% of the children served by the Friends Program live below the federal poverty level and more than two thirds are from New American families.
The Friends Program is a nonprofit 501 (C) (3) agency located in Concord, NH. Founded in 1975 as a social service organization, the agency recruits, trains and manages volunteers to meet community needs. Our mission is to build positive connections and solutions for at-risk youth, families, and seniors.
We serve eight NH counties and work on behalf of the state’s most vulnerable populations. The agency strives to meet its mission through the implementation of mentoring programs for at-risk youth, emergency housing for homeless families with children, an intergenerational program that creates meaningful opportunities for seniors to work with children in classrooms, and a senior volunteer program that links a volunteer's skills to otherwise unmet needs within the communities that we serve.
The Friends-a-Palooza event is free, donations will be accepted to benefit the Friend’s Program services for at-risk youth and families. To learn more about the Friends Program- please visit our website.