Playworks Illinois’ Junior Coach Leadership Conference at Roosevelt University


April 13, 2016


9:00 am

On April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roosevelt University, Playworks Illinois will be hosting our annual Junior Coach Leadership Conference.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Unleashing your Superpowers.”  Bringing together Junior Coaches from across the Chicago metro area, this event includes workshops to further leadership development, share best practices, and introduce students to college opportunity.

Junior Coach Leadership Program

The Junior Coach Leadership Program focuses on increasing self-confidence, leadership, and conflict resolution skills in 4th and 5th graders. These upper class students, known as “Junior Coaches”, serve as peer leaders for their classmates and the younger children. Junior Coaches support full-time Playworks coaches to reach every kid at every recess every school day. Junior Coaches teach games to their classmates and to younger students and just as important, they model positive language, positive culture, and conflict resolution techniques for the other kids.

To volunteer at this conference and/or inquire about other volunteer opportunities contact our Program Associate, Jinny Han, at  We hope you can join in on the fun!