LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The class project for a Purdue service learning course is causing dozens of kids at the Boys and Girls Club to go gaga. They will also get some help with finishing their homework at the same time.
With kids and community members looking on Monday afternoon, officials cut the ribbon for a new gaga ball pit and technology center at the Lyn Treece Boys and Girls Club.
For the kids, the highlight is the gaga pit. Gaga is a fast-paced game similar to dodgeball where players are out if they are hit with a ball below the knees.
The children will also be able to access about a dozen computers installed at the Lyn Treece or Beck Lane locations to get help with homework, including internet access.
The project is a payoff for a service learning class at the Purdue College of Technology, a class taught by Associate Professor Michele Summers.
"I think it's when you walk out of an event like this and you end a semester like this, it's a feeling like you made a difference in a child's life. I think that's the important piece," said Summers.
The computers each have parental controls that are individualized depending on the grade level of the child.
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