Coach Molly Makes Excellent Happen

  1. Updates

Coach Molly is a first-year AmeriCorps program coordinator at Gardner Pilot Academy in Allston. This year, Coach Molly has helped build a positive, supportive, and fun school environment by building great relationships with all students and school administrators. Additionally, Coach Molly is always willing to help with school events to further promote a healthy community at her school.

In January, Coach Molly planned a community event for her school alongside students. Each Friday last month, Coach Molly taught a class about the importance of community engagement and leadership through games and play. Coach Molly worked diligently to create a curriculum that was fun, interactive, and valuable. Over the course of the year, the students in this class developed a passion for community service and giving back. With the help of Coach Molly, the students led a canned food drive. The students hung up fliers to promote the event and were able to collect food for deserving families in the Allston community.

Coach Molly continues to make excellent happen by actively recruiting volunteers at her school. She is sharing the importance of play and physical activity at school by engaging her personal network in Playworks volunteer activities. Additionally, Coach Molly continuously volunteers her own time in the local community to other deserving nonprofits. With her incredible personality and positive attitude, we are confident that Coach Molly will continue to make excellent happen throughout New England.

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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…