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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three people with Playworks shirts

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parent playing with kids outside

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