Inspiring Kindness in our Communities

  1. Updates

For a week in February, our rock star coaches and Junior Coaches participated in activities to inspire kindness in our community. We know when we spread kindness and teach youth to give back in simple ways, the world will be a better place. These activities included handwritten cards, trash clean-up on the playground, and a project to wash graffiti off of a school. What did you do to spread the power of kindness?

Random Acts of Kindness Highlights

Junior Coaches from DCIS at Ford spent the beginning of the week making thoughtful handwritten cards. A positive note with a beautiful picture will bring a smile to everyone’s day. One read, ” Have an awesome day and smile!”

At Wheeling Elementary, Junior Coaches wanted to make sure their peers felt safe on the playground to play games. For their activity, they participated in a playground clean-up. Junior Coaches picked up litter around the playground. Piece by piece, Wheeling playground became free of trash.

On Wednesday afternoon, Altura Elementary youth leaders went outside with cleaning supplies, water, and brushes to scrub graffiti off of their school. They realized if they didn’t like how their school looked with graffiti, then maybe others didn’t as well.

These random acts of kindness further Playworks’ core values. Junior Coaches showed respect and a commitment to their school communities. All participants in the activities worked together for a common goal to promote kindness. Junior Coaches were inclusive and encouraged participation

from others. Together,  they all worked to create a healthy community by cleaning up their playgrounds and spreading kindness through cards.

Lastly, a culture of healthy play continues. During all of these activities, our students had fun!

More Updates

group of adults assembling kits
group of adults assembling kits

February 2, 2022

Partner with Playworks – Teacher Appreciation Kits ›

Playworks strives to engage with corporate partners and their employees as they play with purpose and experience the importance of our mission – as safe, healthy play and connectivity to our communities proves to be as important as ever – for youth and adults.  This opportunity is a fun and tactile way to engage corporate…

screenshot of recess video
screenshot of recess video

Aurora Public Schools Teams up With Non-profit to Strengthen Kiddos Social & Emotional Skills

November 29, 2021

Partnership with Aurora Public Schools to Strengthen SEL Skills ›

The browser you are using does not have support for iframes. Please upgrade to the latest version to see this content. Aurora Public Schools is partnering with Playworks to increase opportunities for kids to gain critical social and emotional skills through play. This new support is available to elementary school students at 32 elementary schools…

August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…