Children love summer! They have fantastical ideas about what they will do and dream of freedom. Parents worry about what children will do while parents are working. Summer programming is often expensive and for few hours. There are many opportunities in Des Moines this summer. Adolescents can volunteer, work a part time job or do projects with their friends to stay busy.
I remember the long summer days with little responsibility, it was freedom and a chance to explore!
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