Getting Things Done in the Motor City!

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Our AmeriCorps members are the shining light of the programming here in Michigan! They hold the very rewarding, and sometimes challenging position of being the day-to-day faces of our overall mission. All of our Playworks Coach schools are supported by AmeriCorps members.

They serve Monday through Friday at their school sites, but also dedicate a large portion of their time to researching new and innovative ways to serve their communities outside of school hours as well. Our AmeriCorps members recently joined forces with a local youth service center and shared the power of play with youth who are not able to receive our programming at their schools. This is one of many other service projects that keep our AmeriCorps members constantly making an impact in our community and the surrounding areas.

So here’s to our AmeriCorps members! Without them we wouldn’t be able to provide safe and healthy play to the 4,265 students we serve here in the Motor City.

#AmeriCorpsWorks #GettingThingsDone

 


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May 27, 2020

Play At Home: Week of June 1, 2020 ›

Social-Emotional Skill of the Week: Social Awareness & Perspective Taking Perspective-taking is the ability to see a situation from the viewpoint of another person–understanding their feelings, intentions, thoughts, or view of a particular situation. Resources for the Week of June 1, 2020 Game of the Day Challenge Are you ready to #PlayAtHome? We are challenging…

May 20, 2020

Play At Home: Week of May 25, 2020 ›

Social-Emotional Skill of the Week: Social Awareness Social awareness is the ability to empathize with and understand the perspective of someone else, even though their background and culture might be different from yours. Resources for the Week of May 25, 2020 Game of the Day Challenge Are you ready to #PlayAtHome? We are challenging students…

Kids playing outdoors
Kids playing outdoors

May 15, 2020

How schools can approach recess in the 2020 school year ›

How can principals incorporate COVID-19 lessons into recess next school year? 1. Teach games that allow for physical distance. Educators can/should intentionally plan recesses that enable kids to play while meeting expectations for social or physical distance. 2. Prepare for virtual game facilitation. Kids can continue to have access to play during the school day…