Coach Kaitlynn Makes Excellent Happen

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Coach Kaitlynn is a first-year Jesuit Volunteer Corps Program Coordinator at Manning Elementary School in Jamaica Plain. This year, Coach Kaitlynn has helped build a positive, fun, and supportive school environment at Manning. Self-driven and patient, Coach Kaitlynn has established great relationships with all students and school administrators. Coach Kaitlynn is an important part of the school, ensuring that all students feel safe, healthy, and included.

During the month of November, Coach Kaitlynn created a Junior Coach Assistant Program involving the younger students at her school. She realized that the younger students were interested in taking on leadership roles and responsibilities. Therefore, Coach Kaitlynn created the Junior Coach Assistant Program. The younger students help out during recess by distributing equipment, resolving conflicts, and helping classmates transition back into the classroom. The students involved in the Junior Coach Assistant Program have flourished into leaders — both in and outside of the classroom.

Coach Kaitlynn continues to make excellent happen through her creative and innovative class game time lesson plans. Additionally, Kaitlynn is an incredible Jesuit Volunteer Corps member who achieves all of her commitments with a smile on her face. With her incredible personality and positive attitude, we are confident that Coach Kaitlynn 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…

parent playing with kids outside
parent playing with kids outside

July 21, 2022

Games to play at home this summer ›

Are you looking for games to play at home using only things found around your house? Look no further! In case you haven’t heard – school’s out for summer! With long stretches of hot days still to come, you might be looking forward to playing some new games with your family or people in your…

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…