Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reviewed evidence of the Playworks Coach program and found that the program met the criteria for a Promising Program intended to improve school attendance.
The DOJ invests in reviewing research that shows programs positively impact attendance because higher rates of kids attending school “prevents or reduce crime, delinquency, or related problem behaviors such as aggression, school attachment, or gang involvement”.
Research conducted about Playworks by the John W. Gardner Center for youth and their communities at Stanford showed that Playworks Coach had higher attendance rates than their peers.
We know that when kids feel safe and included at school, they’re more likely to attend. That’s why we ensure Playworks schools are filled with high-fives, smiles, and laughter.