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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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…