Coach Caitlin Makes Excellent Happen

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Coach Caitlin is a first year AmeriCorps Program Coordinator at UP Academy Dorchester. Coach Caitlin shows immense passion for making a difference in the community and for the students at her school. She never turns down a challenge and is always looking to do more with her students. Coach Caitlin is a great problem-solver and is self-driven, creating wonderful relationships with students and staff at her school. She is a critical part of ensuring that all students are able to learn, lead, and thrive both in and out of school.

During the month of December, Coach Caitlin went above and beyond to ensure that volunteers from Fidelity Investments were able to serve at her school. A group of volunteers come to recess every other month and Caitlin always makes volunteers feel welcomed and supported during their time at the school. She ensures that all students acknowledge the volunteers with a high-five, and students are eager to invite the volunteers to play games alongside of them. Additionally, Junior Coaches from Coach Caitlin’s school are participating in leadership program with Fidelity volunteers. This includes several field trips to Fidelity’s office in downtown Boston, where Junior Coaches engage in lessons led by Fidelity volunteers about leadership, communication, and collaboration. Coach Caitlin always does a great job organizing these field trips and makes sure all students are having fun.

Coach Caitlin continues to make excellent happen by building incredible relationships with the staff and administration at UP Academy Dorchester. She played a critical role in helping secure the gymnasium at the school for our after-school girls' basketball league on Tuesday nights during the winter months. Coach Caitlin is extremely proactive and has a positive attitude in any situation, lending a helping hand to anyone in need. She is dedicated to making excellent happen in the Playworks Massachusetts community. We are excited to see what the future holds for Coach Caitlin.

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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…