Coach Stephon Makes Excellent Happen

  1. Updates

Coach Stephon is a first year AmeriCorps Program Coordinator at the Sarah Greenwood K-8 School in Dorchester. Over the course of the school year, Coach Stephon has proven to be incredibly dedicated and committed in all aspects of his work. Additionally, Coach Stephon has been able to build a strong program and great relationships with all members of the school community. This is the first year the Sarah Greenwood K-8 School has been a Playworks partner elementary school. Coach Stephon has done a wonderful job implementing Playworks’ programming at the school and helping transform the school into a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment for all.

During the month of April, Coach Stephon was selected to be the Playworks Coach participating in the New Balance SparkStart Fitness Challenge. Coach Stephon worked with New Balance to create a fitness challenge curriculum that will be implemented over a six week period, ensuring that students at his school were staying vigorously active during recess. He has worked tirelessly tracking the improvement of his students as well as teaching students new games and exercises to stay fit. Additionally, Coach Stephon was able to host Boston Red Sox baseball player Xander Bogaerts at his school to further encourage students to stay physically active during the school day.

Coach Stephon continues to make excellent happen at this school and in the community by being an integral part of the school community. Coach Stephon can always be found in the school hallways smiling, handing out high fives, and asking students how they are doing. With his incredible passion for serving the community and dedication to the Playworks core values, we are confident Coach Stephon will continue to make excellent happen throughout Massachusetts.

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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…