From this article originally written on Vancity Buzz. Eric Savics couldn't have articulated this thought better.
The individual progression of skill builds self-confidence, and we need that kind of thing as much as possible these days,” he said. “Our kids are exposed to way too much materialistic and meaningless crap that constantly reminds them that they’re not good enough, and here we have an opportunity to create a space that inherently removes the screens and the monitors, and gets them outside! We have an opportunity here to create a safe space for kids to come and be physical, creative, and social. We HAVE to care about creating and maintaining public spaces like this, it’s a no-brainer.