The Fresh Air Fund has provided free summer experiences to New York City children from low-income neighborhoods since 1877. The Fund is currently registering girls and boys, ages six to 12, for the volunteer host family program as well as eight to 15-year-old boys and eight to 12-year-old girls for The Fresh Air Fund camps. On a Fresh Air visit, a child will enjoy new experiences outside of the city, such as running barefoot through the grass, gazing at a star-filled sky, or swimming in a lake. If you are interested in the opportunity of The Fresh Air Fund for your child, the Crown Heights Mediation Center (256 Kingston Ave.) will be registering children this spring every Tuesday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and every Thursday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. To learn more, visit or call (800) 367-0003.