The Power of Junior Coach

By Coach Stella

Coach Stephanie’s student, Cameron, had so much potential – she just didn’t always know how to use her leadership skills in safe and healthy ways. At times Cameron could be withdrawn or had trouble managing her emotions, which made it more difficult for her to build trusting relationships with teachers and peers. Coach Stephanie selected Cameron to participate in the Playworks youth leadership development program as a Junior Coach with the hope that it would serve as an incentive for healthy behavior, as well as give her the tools to better manage her emotions and build her leadership skills. Since becoming a Junior Coach, Cameron has already shown incredible growth. She is attentive and engaged during meetings and brings so much positivity to the playground. She does especially well working with the younger students, who look up to her as a positive role model. Cameron has been a major asset to the team and Coach Stephanie is happy to see her having fun and doing great work! Other staff have also noticed a big improvement in her behavior when compared to the last few years.

 

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