Sarah McKenzie

Elliot Park program keeps homeless kids learning after school bell rings

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Rec center collaboration serves 50 kids who would otherwise go back to a shelter at 1:30 p.m.

Take a peek inside the Elliot Park Recreation Center on a weekday afternoon and you're bound to be greeted with a giant bear hug from a kindergartner.

Or, you might be lured into a game of three-step tag wherein the "it" player makes three giant paces and then tries to pelt you with a ball.

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