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February 24, 2017

Ninth Annual Junior Coach Leadership Convention ›

Boston, MA–Feb. 22-23, 2017–Playworks New England welcomed 150 fourth and fifth-grade students, representing 29 Boston Public Schools and five schools in Somerville, during the nonprofit’s ninth annual Junior Coach Leadership Convention at Northeastern University. Participating students, who are Playworks Junior Coaches, led their peers on the playground during recess for the nonprofit. They engaged in organized games…

February 17, 2017

Coach Molly Makes Excellent Happen ›

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…

January 26, 2017

More Play Means More Physical Activity and Learning for Rhode Island Kids ›

PROVIDENCE, RI (January 26, 2017) – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), Playworks New England and the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition (RIHSC) announced today an expanded second-year recess partnership to increase physical activity and bolster social-emotional skills in local students. The Playworks Recess Implementation program has grown from its initial work…

January 17, 2017

Introducing Playworks New England ›

Remember recess? It’s changed! And, so has Playworks Massachusetts. The regional nonprofit that serves 35,000 Massachusetts youth is expanding to Playworks New England, extending its programs and services to elementary schools across Rhode Island and New Hampshire. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than seven percent of all students admit to…

January 13, 2017

Coach Colin Makes Excellent Happen ›

Coach Colin is a first-year AmeriCorps program coordinator at Mendell Elementary School in Roxbury. He is a natural Playworks coach and has an immense commitment to making a difference in the community. Coach Colin has established great relationships with students, staff, and families at Mendell. He is an important part of the school, ensuring that all…

January 4, 2017

Most Valuable Player of the Month: Mr. Donovan ›

Mr. Donovan is the assistant principal at Baker School in Brockton who supports Playworks Site Coordinator DC. Mr. Donovan takes an active role in recess, working alongside DC as Baker School's recess coach. He is outside for each recess and demonstrates healthy play by being engaged in each activity. More specifically, he is in the process of…

January 4, 2017

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

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…

December 20, 2016

Junior Coach Amalia Makes Excellent Happen ›

Junior Coach Amalia attends Mendell Elementary School in Roxbury and works with Playworks Coach Collin. Amalia is an incredible leader who consistently upholds Playworks' core values. She always comes to Junior Coach training ready to learn and works hard during her recess shifts. Amalia has embraced her role as a student leader at Mendell Elementary and…

December 16, 2016

Coach Kaitlynn Makes Excellent Happen ›

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…