Meet Coach Carolyn

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Hello everyone, my name is Carolyn Themel and I am the Playworks program coordinator at Sense (Southeast Neighborhood School of Excellence) Charter School in Indiana.  One interesting thing about Sense Charter is that it was a drum manufacturing facility before it was converted into a school.  I have seen an immense change from when I first started; I love seeing the transformation within my school and students.  I look forward to continually introducing new games to my students and watch as they “try it on” and make games of their own.  
 
My favorite recess game so far is Hot Shot Soccer.  My kids really love shooting penalty shots and we have a competition going on to see who can block the most shots on cones.   
 
There were many things that drew me to Playworks: I love coaching kids because it is immensely rewarding to help instill an athletic skill, personal confidence and achievement within another person. I am a big advocate against bullying, and I love that Playworks is committed to building character through recess and inclusion.  

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December 1, 2021

Coach Spotlight: Kamella Wolfork ›

A core component of Playworks Indiana are our AmeriCoprs Coaches. Playworks AmeriCorps Coaches serve onsite at our partner schools every day of the school year so kids in Indiana experience safe, inclusive, and healthy play that lead to positive student outcomes. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to provide our most intense direct service program,…

November 15, 2021

Let’s Go All IN Sports Leagues! ›

Playworks Indiana is so excited to tell YOU about our All IN Sports Leagues, a collaborative programmatic effort with Indiana Sports Corp. Through Playworks developmental sports Leagues, trained Playworks Coaches, based in partner schools full time during the school year, implement a social emotional skills focused curriculum in after school sports leagues for third and…

October 29, 2021

2021 Kickball Recap ›

On September 29, 2021, Playworks Indiana hosted its annual Corporate Kickball Tournament and it was awesome! This was Indiana’s first in person event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and it was so exciting to be in person again for our region’s signature employee engagement event!.   All together, we had six different companies participate…