Introducing Program Director Shelly Wilson

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Shelly Wilson joins our movement to bring out the best in every kid as the New York/New Jersey Program Director! Shelly comes to Playworks with extensive experience operating and supporting after-school programs throughout the New York metropolitan area. During her career, she has served as Director of Enrichment for the Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School, Program Director for the Partnership for After-School Education, and Chairperson for Bronx Community Board Four Youth Services Committee. Born and raised in the Bronx, Shelly works tirelessly to provide children with the skills and resources they need to become dynamic adults, as an avid volunteer and youth development specialist. In her spare time, she enjoys running, Zumba and Bikram yoga. Shelly is currently trying to overcome her love/hate relationship with the awkward posture.

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July 17, 2020

Prioritize a trauma-sensitive approach for the 2020-21 school year ›

Playworks believes in a trauma-sensitive approach Educators should focus on providing a trauma-sensitive approach to the reopening of school. Students are all having different experiences right now. For some students, the shutdown of schools due to COVID has provided them with a welcome reprieve from toxic situations or stressors. For others, it has created an…

July 16, 2020

Safe Return to Play & Recess Guidelines ›

Playworks is helping schools continue to reimagine recess. For the past 24 years, Playworks has partnered with elementary schools to help kids stay active and build valuable social-emotional skills through play. As schools prepare re-opening plans, we want to help provide resources for implementing both in-school and virtual play or recess experiences. We developed Recess…

July 10, 2020

Playworks Partners with The WNET Group on Camp TV ›

Premiering Nationwide on Public Television Beginning July 13 Playworks announced a content partnership with The WNET Group’s Camp TV, a new one-hour public television series that brings the day camp experience to children nationwide weekdays beginning Monday, July 13 on public television (check local listings). In the New York metro area, Camp TV premieres Monday,…