Coach Allison Makes Excellent Happen

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Coach Allison is in her third year as a Playworks program coordinator. She began her Playworks career in North Carolina in 2011, and moved her talents to Playworks Massachusetts in 2012. Coach Allison has an incredible passion and desire to help spread the Playworks movement across the country – we certainly are lucky to have her. In her two years in Massachusetts, Coach Allison has been placed at the Joseph J. Hurley K-8 School in the South End. Over these two years, she has built an incredible relationship with her school with great dedication to making excellent happen. She is involved with many after-school activities, including the gala event that helps raise money for school partners at the Hurley, including Playworks. She is a trusted member of the Hurley community, giving all students the opportunity to learn, lead and thrive.

During the month of December, Coach Allison led an initiative to help improve behaviors among students in her school. Coach Allison overheard teachers in her school one day commenting on the some insincere behavior they observed in and out of the classroom. Upset this was happening, Coach Allison decided to spearhead a solution to this problem. She created a special Class Game Time unit that focused on sincerity and created games that would help students understand the importance of being genuine and honest. In fact, teachers are commenting that they are really noticing a difference in the behavior of their students.

As a third year coach, Allison continues take on an enormous leadership role at leagues. Allison is encouraging high-fives and positive sporting behavior among all the Hurley students. She is always lending a helping hand at leagues, willing to referee extra games to make sure the night goes smoothly. Coach Allison is devoted to making excellent happen in the Playworks Massachusetts community, we are excited to see what the future holds for Coach Allison.

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September 15, 2021

Creating an Inclusive Playground ›

When children feel included on the playground, it gives them the space to learn and grow in an environment that they know will celebrate their wins and encourage them to learn from their mistakes. As recently highlighted on NBC, health experts are stressing inclusion for school children, which is why we’re focusing on it as…

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September 8, 2021

Playworks Goes Back to School! ›

We know how important addressing children’s emotional needs is to recover from the learning loss and trauma felt throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s where Playworks steps in. Over the past few months, we have been preparing for modified in-person programming with the intention of bringing an impactful, safe, and fun recess to every child in…

September 1, 2021

2020-21 Year End Report ›

Schools were closed. Sports were cancelled. Recess was still on schedule. Throughout the pandemic, Playworks has been a ready and willing partner to schools across our network, helping to redefine the role of play in the lives of students dealing with increased stress, trauma, and anxiety. The support of dedicated partners helped Playworks continue to provide…