In the News
March 28, 2019
Junior Coach K at Westgate Elementary used to be afraid of socializing. Becoming a Playworks Junior Coach changed that. Playing at recess doesn’t come easy for every kid. Some kids struggle with shyness, anxiety, and fear of embarrassing themselves. Junior Coach K was a kid who struggled with play and struggled to come out of…
February 21, 2019
A local girl is working to make recess time more inclusive for kids. Teachers report spending about two hours a day resolving conflicts that start at recess. For some students, recess can be the worst part of their day. But at Montview Elementary in Aurora, it’s common to find older kids helping the younger ones.…
February 21, 2019
Montview Elementary has the Playworks Coach program, that places a full-time coach in the school for a full school year, and trains junior coaches to assist. Principal Mia Robinson says she can already see a difference in her students. She says there’s less bullying, more confidence and more learning — the ultimate goal of Playworks Colorado.
Demaryius Thomas, Courtland Sutton bring smiles to Playworks recess with CarMax
October 22, 2018
Demaryius Thomas and Courtland Sutton spent their Tuesday morning at Marie L. Greenwood Academy, playing games and dancing with kids as part of a Playworks recess visit with help from volunteers from CarMax. CarMax also donated $10,000 for play equipment. Read more
October 16, 2018
Wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Courtland Sutton joined volunteers from CarMax to help coaches from Playworks Denver put on a special recess event on Tuesday at Greenwood Academy.
October 10, 2017
Our September Coach of the Month is . . . Coach Shellene (Coach S)! Coach S. is a first-year AmeriCorps program coordinator at Doull Elementary School in Denver, CO who fully embraces the mission and values of Playworks. Coach S. has already made a huge impact on her school community and has only been there for a…