Meaningful Moments of Impact

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Read some of this year’s meaningful stories of impact.

Empowering Kids to be Courageous

Bringing out the Kindness from Within

Helping Students Uncover their Leadership Potential

Pennsylvania Legislators Play to Prevent Bullying

Challenges of a First Year Teacher

Junior Coaches Lead by Example

Breaking Down Barriers on the Playground

Finding the Confidence to Try Again 

Perseverance to Achieve Goals

Playground Aide Turned Recess Rock Hero

Playworks Helps Make Leadership a Family Tradition

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President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

June 14, 2019

Jill Vialet Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award by PCSFN ›

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet wins President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors individuals whose careers have greatly contributed to the advancement or promotion of physical activity, fitness, sports, or nutrition nationwide.

May 31, 2019

Impact Through the Power of Play ›

Pahara-Aspen Fellow Jill Vialet founded Playworks on the theory that, through valuable play, kids learn to make friends, solve problems, and believe in themselves, every day. At last year’s Action Forum, Jill made the audacious Action Pledge above to propel the importance play forward. In this video, Jill shares the progress Playworks has made so…

April 26, 2019

Conflict Resolution: Turn your Spring Struggles into Spring Successes ›

Springtime, with all its fanfare, is often a time of escalating conflicts. Students are antsy from a long winter of learning, and their classmates are now more like annoying siblings than playful friends. The key to making the spring season a success is to teach students how to resolve conflicts appropriately—that means using their words and…