October Junior Coach of the Month

  1. Updates

Coach Mykhal first met Cruz while playing a game of foursquare. Despite the hot weather, Cruz never slowed down and made time to teach Coach Mykhal the different variations of the game. When recruiting Junior Coaches, Coach Mykahl knew Cruz would bring a lot of character to the program. However, he brought more than just character: he brought humor, a love for play, and his ability to push Coach Mykhal to be a better coach every day.

Since becoming a Junior Coach, Cruz has become a sponge to the Playworks’ values, implementing them every day at recess with or without his purple Junior Coach shirt. Cruz can also be found regularly leading attention getters, encouraging rock, paper, scissors, and giving high-fives to students and staff.

Two jellyfish fist bumps to Junior Coach Cruz for helping to #EnergizeAZ at Garfield Elementary School!

More Updates

May 19, 2022

First Ever Arizona State Capitol Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament! ›

Fun lunch time getaway had by all who joined Playworks for a game of rock, paper, scissors at the Arizona State Capitol on May 16, 2022. “The Grand Canyon State modeled true bipartisan leadership this week thru a lively round of Rock Paper Scissors at the State Capitol,” Playworks Arizona Advisory Board Member Emily Anne…

May 16, 2022

Rock Paper Scissors Tournament at the Arizona State Capitol ›

PRESS RELEASE WHAT: Get ready to play in a Rock Paper Scissors Tournament at a free, live event at the Arizona State Capitol on Monday, May 16th from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Rose Garden, 1700 W Washington St. Phoenix, AX 85007. When you play in this tournament, you’ll be joining Playworks community members–kids…

March 30, 2022

Thunderbirds Charities Supporting Safe Return to Play in Arizona ›

PRESS RELEASE Thunderbirds Charities announces its support of the relaunch of Playworks’ TeamUp program in Title 1 schools in Arizona and further innovation of the Playworks Pro training programs, professional development programs for adults who work with kids. Together, these organizations will support kids transitioning to schools and recess safely from the COVID-19 pandemic. This…