Travis is a fourth grade student at a Baltimore City Public School in the West Baltimore neighborhood. Travis was repeatedly getting into violent fights and was suspended on a regular basis.
Coach G saw Travis' potential and immediately made him a leader on the playground. Travis became Coach G's official assistant coach—helping Coach G set up recess for the entire school. This sense of responsibility and leadership on the playground translated to a sense of responsibility and leadership in the school. Travis proudly earned respect from his Coach, administrators, and fellow students.
Travis no longer gets suspended. He is committed to his school's healthy climate.
Every single day, Playworks Maryland is working in schools to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play to nearly 10,000 Baltimore City elementary school children.
$100 will support a student like Travis on the playground every single day of the school year.
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