In the News

March 28, 2019

Playworks Helps 5th Grader at Westgate Elementary Thrive as a Junior Coach ›

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…

FOX31 Denver

February 21, 2019

After being bullied, Aurora 4th-grader works to make recess more inclusive ›

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.…

CBS4 Denver

February 21, 2019

Playworks Colorado Encourages Leadership, Inclusive Playground Games ›

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, Courtland Sutton bring smiles to Playworks recess with CarMax ›

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

Broncos Denver

October 16, 2018

Demaryius Thomas and Courtland Sutton Team Up for Special Recess Experience ›

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

September Coach of the Month ›

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…