Meet Coach Megan

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Coach Megan is a first-year AmeriCorps Playworks Program Coordinator hailing from Albany, New York.  She is spending her year working with the great students of Center City Public Charter School – Trinidad Campus.

Coach Megan’s favorite recess game?
Four Square

Find the rules for 4-square here!

Why Coach Megan loves working for Playworks?
“I love the sense of accomplishment that I feel at the end of the day, having helped to make the kids’ school day more fun.  I also love to see my kids learning different sports and learning how to play together as a team.”

One of Coach Megan’s favorite moment as a coach:
“One day at our after school program, when there were only a few kids left, Keemani (a 5th grader) and I started a game of volleyball.  It lasted for about 45 minutes, and it was so much fun that I ended up staying late.  It reminded me of being a kid again, and not having a care in the world.”

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December 4, 2019

Oregon State University Study Finds High-Quality Recess Positively Impacts Student Behaviors ›

A recent study by the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Services found that high-quality recess contributes to the executive function, emotional self-control, resilience, and positive classroom behavior in elementary school children. While past studies explored the benefits related to the amount of recess time, this is the first study to address…

November 14, 2019

Playworks Mid-Atlantic’s Real Players Don’t Bully Event 2019 ›

  For the past two years, Playworks Mid-Atlantic has been teaming up with Google’s Be Internet Awesome campaign to work towards inclusivity and anti-bullying on the playground and the internet. Our Let’s End Bullying event was held in downtown Washington D.C. and consisted of a keynote given by John Gomperts of America’s Promise Alliance, as…

November 7, 2019

Give Kids the Childhood They Deserve ›

When kids feel included and supported at recess, they’re more likely to thrive in school and in life. Everyone deserves a chance to become the best possible version of themselves. Kids need us to make that possible for them.  Not all kids feel like they fit in at school. Feeling safe and like you belong is…