Gwinnett County Receives Award Recognizing Parks and Recreation Early Learning Program

Gwinnett County received the National Association of County Park and Recreational Professionals’ 2022 Social Justice Award for its Building Brains (B2) Anywhere program, an initiative that promotes early learning for children.

The award “honors a parks system that has served as an agent of change and has had a tangible impact in the community or workplace by prioritizing a culture of equity and inclusion. This award recognizes outstanding leadership and collaboration in community programs or projects, or workplace initiatives or policies,” according to the association’s website.

B2 Anywhere is a county-wide early learning program that aims to serve children, parents, and caregivers with safe, fun, and engaging early learning opportunities. Mobile units travel to parks, daycares, community centers, apartment communities, places of worship, libraries and other locations to deliver STEAM literacy and enrichment programs.

“The programs emphasize play, nature and hands-on learning for the youngest residents of Gwinnett,” the program’s webpage says. “Plus, they present learning concepts for parents and caregivers to help prepare their little learners to thrive in kindergarten and beyond.”

In 2021, B2 Anywhere’s early learning initiative served 3,265 participants with 143 programs.

“We are committed to serving and growing with the residents of Gwinnett,” the program’s webpage reads. “We believe it’s possible to educate in any environment, so we’re committed to building brains anywhere!”

Click here for more information on B2 Anywhere.