Playworks of Greater Washington DC hosted An Imperfect Union participants

  1. Updates
  2. Junior Coach
  3. Junior Coach Leadership Conference

Playworks of Greater Washington DC provided the opportunity to host a civil conversation by inviting An Imperfect Union and their participants to the Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School for a Junior Coach leadership training.

An Imperfect Union, a weekly series that brings people together with opposing views on a variety of topics, is a model that engages participants in a neutral location for an open conversation about a divisive issue while participating in an immersive service project in their community, together. The goal? To hear differing opinions with respect and then work together to support the community.

In this fun-filled day, Junior Coaches from Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School taught participants how to step up to include and respect all students at recess. They discussed how important those core values are to creating a civil conversation. In our Junior Coach Leadership Program, we encourage teams of students to work together to learn games, fair play, and positive conflict resolution and to teach these skills and lessons appropriately to their classmates.

Watch the episode: “Should college be free?

Playworks of Greater Washington DC leverages the power of play to bring out the best in kids and adults! Join us for the Junior Coach Leadership Conference at the Capital One Center on March 14, or support us directly by clicking the donate button below.


More Updates

August 15, 2019

Playworks Leadership NOW ›

Why Play Matters Play is vital for our children’s development of civility, social skills, physical activity, and leadership. Through safe and healthy play, we have an opportunity to make a mark and shift the dynamic for our youngest generation and those that support them. This is our mission at Playworks With electronics, a lack of…

August 6, 2019

Football Extravaganza 2019—Breaking Barriers ›

On May 24, Playworks partnered with Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation to host the second annual Flag Football Extravaganza. The event took place at Folger Park in SE, Washington D.C. Both Brent Elementary and St. Peters participated in this day of play. Washington Valor players Jared Dangerfield, Deveric Gallington, Jadar Johnson, and Leon Mackey J instructed…

April 23, 2019

Kindness is Cool—Play Matters! ›

Radio celebrities Kojo Nnamdi and Angie Ange Dedicate Air Time to the Power of Play! Playworks is the leading nonprofit helping kids build valuable social and emotional skills through play. Through two recent on-air interviews, NPR’s Kojo Nnamdi and Angie Ange of WKYS 93.9 are doing their part to raise awareness about the need, impact,…