Rolling Along in a Baltimore Neighborhood

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Playworks Coaches Help Build Healthy Communities
Here's a great story from one of our amazing Playworks coaches…

"I live close to my school and ride my bike to work. All the kids think its funny that when I have a car I still ride a bike. But after two years, I'm pretty well known in this neighborhood; there aren't a lot of other guys who look like me that ride through here that often.

The other day I was riding home after school and I got chased down by a fourth grader named Kevin. He said he needed help fixing his bike. I followed him around the corner to his bike, which was upside down in front of his house. I told him to get his mom, who I knew from school, and she came out and said it was okay for me to help. Soon enough, it was me, his mom, his cousin, and about 5 kids from our school all working together to fix the bike.

Thaiji ran around the corner to get a bike pump from his dad. Breyonna helped me take the wheel off. Kevin's mom helped find the holes in the tube. And Kevin's cousin, who admitted that at first he was real skeptical of what I was doing on his block, helped me patch the hole in the tube and put the wheel back on. Then I rode on home, feeling good about the opportunities that Playworks gives me to make a difference in the community."

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December 4, 2019

Oregon State University Study Finds High-Quality Recess Positively Impacts Student Behaviors ›

A recent study by the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Services found that high-quality recess contributes to the executive function, emotional self-control, resilience, and positive classroom behavior in elementary school children. While past studies explored the benefits related to the amount of recess time, this is the first study to address…

November 14, 2019

Playworks Mid-Atlantic’s Real Players Don’t Bully Event 2019 ›

  For the past two years, Playworks Mid-Atlantic has been teaming up with Google’s Be Internet Awesome campaign to work towards inclusivity and anti-bullying on the playground and the internet. Our Let’s End Bullying event was held in downtown Washington D.C. and consisted of a keynote given by John Gomperts of America’s Promise Alliance, as…

November 7, 2019

Give Kids the Childhood They Deserve ›

When kids feel included and supported at recess, they’re more likely to thrive in school and in life. Everyone deserves a chance to become the best possible version of themselves. Kids need us to make that possible for them.  Not all kids feel like they fit in at school. Feeling safe and like you belong is…