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!