Coach Keith Makes Excellent Happen

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Coach Keith is a returning program coordinator who is no stranger to the mission and values of Playworks.

Entering his third year with Playworks Metro Boston, he has mastered the art of creating respectful, healthy and inclusive play at recess while building a healthy community in and around his school. Always willing to lend a helping hand and a true team player, we knew going into this school year that Keith would be the perfect candidate for flex coordinator. Flex coordinators are Playworkers that rather than being assigned to just one school, help out at all schools in the city as needed.

During the month of September, Coach Keith proved our predictions to be correct. He was the ultimate team player and helped transition multiple new coaches at several schools throughout the city. The other coaches in Boston turn to Keith for new ideas, cheers, transitions and advice. Keith is more than willing to step up to this task and even created his own section of the Boston website labeled the Flex’s Corner to answer any questions his peers may have.

Coach Keith has worked at two different school sites during the first month of the school year. At these sites he built rapport with members of the school staff and helped first year coaches acclimate to the exhausting yet rewarding schedule of a program coordinator. Keith has been a valuable asset to the 2012-2013 Program staff and a role model for both students and coaches. We look forward to the exciting school year ahead with Keith as our flex coordinator!

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May 25, 2021

Recess Reboot at the Guilmette Elementary School ›

Playworks knows that recess is one of the most critical opportunities for students to be physically active, build core social-emotional skills, and build relationships with their peers. However, recess can often be a source of stress and chaos for schools – especially in light of new guidelines and restrictions due to COVID-19. For some added…

Principal Coleen Smith
Principal Coleen Smith

May 24, 2021

Recess Rocks in RI prioritizes Rhode Island students’ health and well-being throughout COVID-19 crisis ›

Recess Champions program recognizes educators who have made play a priority   Recess Rocks in Rhode Island, a six-year old partnership of Playworks New England, the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition (RIHSC) and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), has launched an initiative to recognize school professionals who have made it a priority…

May 21, 2021

Six Boston Schools Receive $25,000 in Wellness Grants After Helping Get Boston Back in Motion ›

More Than 3,000 Students Participate in Month-Long Effort Aimed at Improving Health and Well-Being of Youth BOSTON  – Boston Back in Motion, an effort to get young people across Boston to stay active as schools transition back to in-person learning, on Friday awarded six Boston schools a total of $25,000 in wellness grants for participating…