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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…

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June 22, 2022

Recess Rocks in Rhode Island champions named ›

Recess Rocks in Rhode Island champions have been named! Read more about Playworks New England’s programming in Rhode Island and the recess rockstars who help make it happen.

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…

June 10, 2022

Celebrating Junior Coaches at our first ever graduation ceremony ›

On Saturday, June 4th students and families from all over Boston, Lawrence, and New Bedford gathered in celebration of the first ever Junior Coach Graduation; a day of recognition to honor over 160 Playworks New England Junior Coaches and all of their accomplishments in the 2021-2022 school year.  For the students of Elwyn G. Campbell…

June 6, 2022

What is a Peace Path and how do I use it in my school? ›

Conflict is a natural part of recess (and of life). Who’s out in the game of Four Square? Which team gets to start with the ball?  There are game conflicts, conflicts over the recess rules, and personal conflicts. Especially with multiple classrooms at recess together and students playing with people they might not have played…

May 20, 2022

Improving access to girls sports through our Girls Basketball Extravaganza ›

On May 14, 2022, Playworks New England hosted our Girl’s Basketball Extravaganza. Over 80 elementary aged girls from Playworks schools across Boston gathered at the Boston Center for Youth and Families’ Recreation Center in Madison Park for the one day event, with the goal of learning the fundamentals of basketball. When the players arrived, they…

May 11, 2022

Get in the Game Breakfast 2022 ›

The morning of May 6 was an exciting one for the Playworks New England community- in-person events were back!  After three years without our signature events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were thrilled to host over 100 attendees at our 5th Annual Get in the Game Breakfast on Friday morning at the Wyndham in…

May 5, 2022

Boston Bruins helping bring safe and healthy play around New England ›

In the fall of 2019, the Boston Bruins announced a $50,000 partnership with Playworks New England. “The Boston Bruins Foundation is happy to partner with Playworks to promote health and wellness in elementary schools throughout New England,” said Bob Sweeney, President of the Boston Bruins Foundation. “Playworks has a strong proven foundation to improve children’s…

April 27, 2022

Meet Coach Shelby: Coach of the Year ›

“Three words I would use to describe Coach Shelby: hilarious, energetic, and committed.” First grade teacher Ms. Schooler was not the only person to comment on Coach Shelby’s humor – it seems to be something her entire school community loves about her. “She comes tearing through my classroom almost every morning to say good morning…