Playworks Massachusetts’ Most Valuable Player of the Month: Mr. Carlos

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Mr. Carlos is a rockstar lunch and bus monitor who supports Coach Molly at Gardner Pilot Academy in Allston. Mr. Carlos takes an active role in recess alongside the students at Gardner Pilot Academy. He fully embodies Playworks' core values and demonstrates healthy community by participating in various cheers and attention-getters every day at recess. He is a role model to all students, earning the respect of each student at the school.

Mr. Carlos excels at making recess safe and enjoyable for all students. He spends recess rotating between all of the games to ensure that everyone is having fun and playing safely. He works with students who are on the sidelines and encourages them to get active and in the game. Mr. Carlos supports every aspect of Playworks. He brings a positive attitude and playful nature to recess every day. We are lucky to have Mr. Carlos as an advocate for safe and healthy play.

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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…

three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…

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…