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I spy something with my little eye, and it looks a lot like kids learning their multiplication tables. I spy boys and girls eagerly raising their hands to be picked to clean the dinner tables. I spy them helping each other stack chairs at the end of the night. And most of all, I spy an infinite amount of laughter. I spy Adventure Central. This after school program is unlike anything I’ve known before. Kids come here to not only learn about rivers, creeks, plants, and the environment, but are also aided with their homework. Adventure Central allows them to begin to see their worth. Being a kid is tough, and it’s not acknowledged enough how great of an impact the environment has on the adult a child eventually grows into. Adventure Central is an environment that sees the fiery passions that children develop so easily and embraces them for it, helping to spread the love to everyone.


University of Dayton Rivers Institute, Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, River Stewards, Great Miami River