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

August 22, 2019

Playworks Maryland ›

Watch this Playworks video created by Nicholas Weiler and Gariella Puntueriero for Towson University Service Learning (Dr. Dave Reiss, instructor).

May 8, 2019

Maryland’s Power Player Named Teacher of the Year 2019 ›

Playworks Maryland is proud to recognize our very own Power Player Kyair Butts on his selection as Baltimore City Public Schools Teacher of the Year! Kyair Butts is a member of Playworks Maryland’s Young Professionals Board and known as the teacher with the “infectious energy” at Waverly Elementary/Middle School. He is known for his passion for language arts…

April 22, 2019

Students Shine at Junior Coach Leadership Conference ›

On April 13, 2019, nearly 100 Junior Coaches from eight Baltimore city and four Anne Arundel County schools came together at the UA House in Baltimore, Maryland, for a day of team building activities and games to learn about conflict resolution, leadership, inclusion, and so much more.   As fourth and fifth-grade leaders, Junior Coaches regularly…