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Needham unplugged encourages less TV, more family time

Posted by Nicholas Goss  February 28, 2011 09:00 AM

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Needham Youth Services encourages families to unplug the electronics and interact more with each other.

Every March, the Needham Unplugged project asks residents to engage in activities that do not require electricity and to have more person-to-person interaction.

The program has been replicated in many towns throughout the state, including Belmont, Lexington, and Newton to name a few.

The highlight of the program for students and parents alike is the no homework, no meeting, and no sports night on March 16.

The Needham Public Schools will be observing the program all March, and several other events such as Text-free Tuesday and email-free Friday will help encourage more personal interaction.

Needham Unplugged is now in its tenth year, and more information as well as a calendar of events can be found at www.needhamma.gov/youth/unplugged.

In addition to the website, please contact Youth Services Director Jon Mattleman at jmattleman@needhamma.gov for more information and how to get involved.

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