Our March Coach of the Month is . . . Coach Nashiria (Nash)! Coach Nash is a first-year AmeriCorps program coordinator here in Denver, CO and is one of our AmeriCorps flexes. Nash was hired mid-year in January and has fully embraced the role of the flex position, learning many skills and stepping up to help organize the Junior Coach Leadership Conference.
During the month of March, Coach Nashira stepped up to help organize and run the Junior Coach Leadership Conference (JCLC) with other office staff. The JCLC is a day where all Junior Coaches from across the Denver Metro area come together to meet one another, talk about how they are leaders, and play fun games. It’s a culminating event that allows Junior Coaches to reflect and show how much they have progressed in this area throughout the school year. Coach Nash dedicated a lot of time to create a training for other Program Coordinators to run with their Junior Coaches before the event and spent many evenings in the office making posters and gathering supplies to prep for the day. Because of the training Coach Nash put together, all Junior Coaches that attended the event were prepared with a speech to present to other Junior Coaches about what being a Junior Coach meant to them. Public speaking is a skill that Junior Coaches work on throughout the year with their coaches.
Coach Nash has shown through her dedication and hard work that she is committed to the Playworks Colorado movement. Everyone at Playworks Colorado is extremely happy that Coach Nash has joined the Colorado team!
Thank you, Coach Nash, for bringing safe and healthy play to schools across Colorado every day!