Updates

February 24, 2017

Celebrating AmeriCorps Week 2017! ›

Pictured: AmeriCorps Coaches Huff, Mo, and O line up to play snowball alley.  Each year during AmeriCorps Week, Playworks takes the opportunity to thank our AmeriCorps members and highlight the incredible impact they make in the schools and communities they serve. Playworks Georgia will celebrate AmeriCorps Week from March 4–11 by sharing photos of our members #GettingThingsDone,…

November 17, 2016

Great Stories from National Bullying Prevention Month ›

Did you know teachers in Playworks schools report 43% less bullying incidents compared to schools without Playworks programs? We love seeing and hearing about the impact our core values of respect, inclusion, healthy play, and healthy community have on the students we serve. For more info, check out our #RealPlayersDontBully campaign. “It has been amazing to…

August 4, 2016

ASYD Conference 2016 ›

Come give Playworks Georgia a high five as we present two different sessions at the 2016 ASYD Conference this year! September 22, 2016 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

April 22, 2016

Playworks Georgia Inaugural Junior Coach Leadership Conference! ›

On May 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Georgia Tech, Playworks Georgia hosted our very first Junior Coach Leadership Conference! Bringing together 75-90 Junior Coaches from across Metro Atlanta, this event included an awards ceremony, a keynote speaker, and workshops to further leadership development, share best practices, and to introduce students to the…

April 1, 2016

Volleyball Season Comes to a Close ›

The Playworks Georgia’s co-ed volleyball season has come to a close and it was an incredible month full of respect, inclusion, and fun! After five awesome weeks where fourth and fifth grade players bumped it, set it, and spiked it, players were able to build skills and confidence, make friends, and have fun. The students…

March 3, 2016

Celebrating AmeriCorps Week ›

March 5 – 12, Playworks Georgia will be celebrating AmeriCorps Week by appreciating our amazing AmeriCorps coaches and the awesome work they are doing at their schools! Learn more about our incredible coaches. Paul Chapman aka Coach P., Wesley International Academy “My favorite part of being an AmeriCorps Member is being put in a position to create…

March 1, 2016

Volleyball Extravaganza ›

Playworks Georgia kicked off this year’s Co-Ed Volleyball League with our annual Volleyball Extravaganza! Volleyball teams from five of our schools, each led by a rockstar AmeriCorps Coach, gathered at KIPP WAYS Academy for a morning of skill-building, teamwork, and fun! We started the day with a welcome cheer led by our superstar Program Manager and…

March 1, 2016

Great Story from Coach J. ›

As I walked through the halls of Kindezi Old Fourth Ward giving out high fives, a teacher named Ms. Rygmr stopped me to express how grateful she was for the transformation she has seen in one of her students since he became a junior coach. She was “ecstatic” about the overall improvement in his behavior! Later in the…

February 23, 2016

Playworks Girls Basketball League a Huge Success ›

Playworks Georgia would like to send a big WHOOOOSH clap to all the students and families who came out for our Girls’ Basketball League! Thank you to everyone who participated in our first league of the Spring. Attendance and spirits were high throughout the season, and we’re especially thankful to the KIPP WAYS Academy team…