Meet Coach Makeda

  1. Updates

This year Coach Makeda runs her program where she left off last year at PS 24 in Brooklyn, NY. PS 24 is in a predominantely hispanic community. In an effort to build more rapport, Coach Makeda has begun learning Spanish.

Coach has been able to really interact with parents through the family nights that she has thrown this school year. Each family night consists of games, cheers, snacks and a group clean up at the end. Her rapport building can really be seen in her relationship with her junior coaches. Each junior coach knows there responsibility and the importance of working together to facilitate a great recess.

At her recess, you will find a riveting game of soccer going on almost everyday. She makes a great effort to score a goal when she can and then she’s off to the next game. Coach runs a solid program with confidence. With this being her second year, Coach has taken on more of a leadership role by setting the example. She has been able to demonstrate organization skills, attention to detail but more importantly, the playful professionalism that it takes to be a successful coach! Go Coach Makeda!

More Updates


March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…

January 25, 2021

The Difference a Caring Adult Makes in the City of Good Neighbors ›

“Schools are going weeks without hearing from kids. Calling it a tragedy doesn’t do it justice. Even if kids are safe, they’re still lost kids because they aren’t connected,” Tyler Davis, Playworks Site Coordinator in Buffalo, NY, explains about kids in the pandemic who haven’t been attending school virtually. At the end of the pandemic,…