Coach Kevin Makes Excellent Happen

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Coach Kevin is a first year Jesuit Volunteer Corps Program Coordinator at the Chittick Elementary School in Mattapan. This year, Coach Kevin has helped build a positive, supporting and fun school environment at the Chittick Elementary School. He is patient and self-driven, helping him create a great relationship with all students and school administration to ensure that the school is a safe place. Coach Kevin is a critical part of ensuring that all students are able to learn, lead, and thrive in school.

During the month of November, Coach Kevin volunteered to have his girl’s basketball team participate in the Junior Celtics basketball program held by the Boston Celtics. This includes capturing data at weekly practices to track improvement for each individual girl on a specific set of basketball skills. Additionally, he is giving the girls on his basketball team the opportunity to go to a basketball clinic hosted by the Boston Celtics on the weekend and the possibility to attend a Boston Celtics game in the future. Additionally, Coach Kevin attended a NFL Play 60 Play Shop on during the weekend. He went to the Play Shop with the physical education teacher at his school to help come up with new ideas to implement physical activity throughout the entire school day. He gained new ideas and equipment to bring back to the Chittick!

Coach Kevin continues to make excellent happen through his innovative and energetic ideas he implements at his school. He has created a Track Club that he hosts on Friday afternoons which engages students from all different grades in running. They run laps around the playground and earn incentives to complete the most amount of laps. Coach Kevin is beginning to engage members of his Track Club with pedometers! With his incredible personality and positive attitude, we are confident that Coach Kevin will continue to make excellent happen throughout Massachusetts.

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January 18, 2023

Building skills through play: adult engagement at recess ›

What does adult engagement look like at recess and why is it important? Adults actively engaging on the playground is important because it encourages healthy play at recess. Playworks’ programming recognizes this and highlights the need of providing a kind and consistent adult during the school day for students to connect and build trusting relationships that…

January 10, 2023

Understanding the Complex Simplicities of Play ›

Play is a behavior that is natural and has existed for thousands of years and across species. It combines a set of made-up rules or norms and a willingness to explore. Researchers, scientists, and doctors have studied the effects of play on kids–and adults–and understand that this natural behavior has tremendous benefits. As the American…

December 28, 2022

Looking forward to joy in 2023 ›

Over the last five weeks, we have been exploring the concept of joy. We’ve answered check-in questions on our Instagram based around joy, heard from five Coaches on Facebook about what brings them joy, and found out from students what about recess brings them so much joy. To close out the year, we have been…