NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Children from the streets of New York City arrived in Northampton on Thursday. They'll spend a week or two with Western Massachusetts families.
It's program sponsored by the Fresh Air Fund . New York City kids get to enjoy different surrounding from what they're accustomed to. The kids welcomed the change.
Carl Clift, a 13-year-old from Brooklyn, NY told 22News, "I think I just being around other people. I'm so used to New York. I wanted to try out other places."
"It's a little like traveling without leaving your home. you're getting someone from a very different place with very different experiences," said Susan Morrello, a Northampton host parent.
Many of these Fresh Air Fund children have spent part of previous summers here in Western Massachusetts. The families made them feel welcome once again.