Coach Stephon Makes Excellent Happen

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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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August 1, 2022

2021-22 Year End Report ›

After two years of isolation and adapted schooling, our students and staff spent a full year together in school buildings. We continued innovating to meet the needs of students, schools, and partners. Our return to in-person events was filled with joy, and throughout it all, bringing the healing power of play to students across New…

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parent playing with kids outside

July 21, 2022

Games to play at home this summer ›

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coach writing letter
coach writing letter

June 22, 2022

Playworks AmeriCorps Coaches’ end of year reflections ›

Being an AmeriCorps Coach at Playworks is no small feat. Throughout the year, you are asked to complete 1,700 hours of service. Weekend service projects are common, you recruit and coach students for a basketball extravaganza, and you’re encouraged to spend a lot of time reflecting on why you chose to do a year of…