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Four steps to take to stop bullying in our schools and communities before it starts.
October 13, 2016
No child should have to experience bullying at school or at home. In order to end these stories, we must both put a stop to bullying when it occurs and stop bullying before it even starts.... »
Helping kids experience mindfulness in culturally relevant ways
October 12, 2016
JG Larochette came to work for Playworks during its Sports4Kids days and ultimately went on to become a teacher, starting as a sub at the Richmond, CA elementary school where he had been a... »
Playworks AmeriCorps Member Kevin Bunter was sworn-in from the International Space Station
October 11, 2016
On October 7, Playworker Kevin Bunter was one of the AmeriCorps members “sworn in from space” by Astronaut Kate Rubins, currently aboard the International Space Station. Kevin shared his... »
Twelve games to develop engaged citizens of the future.
October 10, 2016
Earlier this year, we asked a group of student leaders to watch the presidential primary debates. After a contentious exchange among candidates, one 4th grader said, “I would feel... »
October 7, 2016
Group Size: AnyAge Group: Good for all agesEquipment: NoneDevelopment Goal(s):To share and learn about one another and to increase social comfort.  Skills Practiced: Speaking and... »