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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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…