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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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…