Boston Scientific Believes in the Power of Play

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At Playworks the true beneficiaries of our collaborative partnerships are the students we serve. For the past four years, Boston Scientific, an innovator of medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world, has accelerated learning and health for over 16,000 students in Boston and Marlborough. The company’s commitment to reducing health disparities and supporting disease prevention aligns with our mission. With Boston Scientific's support, we are able to demonstrate volunteering coupled with daily programming increases daily physical activity and decrease childhood obesity for Massachusetts’ most vulnerable youth.

This summer, Boston Scientific employees volunteered to paint playground murals to be placed at the Early Childhood Center Preschool, Kane Elementary School and Jaworek Elementary School in Marlborough. The goal: to beautify the playground and ensure children have a safe, positive space to be physically active. This fall, volunteers will visit the schools to hang the murals and lead healthy activities and games at recess.

During the 2013-14 school year, Boston Scientific also invested in training teachers and paraprofessionals at the three Marlborough Public Elementary Schools. Participants learned strategies and tools to organize a safe, healthy recess in order to maximize physical activity. This, in addition to a Boston Scientific Foundation grant to expand Playworks’ direct service programming in Boston schools, improved the health and well-being of thousands of children. Thank you Boston Scientific for your continued support and commitment to making a difference in the lives of the students we serve!

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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…