HealthScape Advisors Come Out for a Healthy Day of Play

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A team of consultants from HealthScape Advisors recently left their desks behind for a morning of play at Sexton Elementary School!

The HealthScape staff engaged in a day of team-building activities with their colleagues and joined kids during recess to play Switch, Four  Square, Sharks and Minnows Tag, and Double Dutch.

We love hosting Corporate Recesses for companies and organizations because we get to see adults morph into their childhood personas on the playground! All kidding aside, a Corporate Recess is a great way to build rapport among coworkers and strengthen team camaraderie, which translates to a more productive work environment in the office.

As Elyse, a HealthScape consultant, put it, "Having recess with your coworkers lets you become friends and enjoy your work more. It also makes collaborating as a team easier and more natural."

Corporate Recess is a fun way to give back to the Chicago community at-large and to the kids who live and go to school in the low-income areas that we serve. The children immediately warm up to "grown-ups" when they see them jump into the games they are playing, and it's an opportunity for them to engage with positive adult role models.

Thank you, HealthScape, for kicking off our 2012-13 Corporate Recess schedule. We had a great time with your group … and the kids are still asking Coach Paris when you're coming back!  

  

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