Play it Forward

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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. 

Play it Forward by donating to Playworks Maryland. Donate today!


More Updates

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…