From the Playground

October 25, 2016

Unleashing Play in Ireland ›

A tightly wound spring, a ball atop a hill, a newly planted seed, or a young child in a swing asking “Higher! Higher!”: our intentions to bring out the best in children hold a similar momentum. We make the nudge without knowing how high the spring will bounce, how far the ball will roll, how strong…

March 28, 2014

AmeriCorps Member and Students Build Confidence ›

Guest Blogger Jennifer Holmes-Ledet learned how to play and coach basketball along side her 4th and 5th grade girls basketball team.

March 24, 2014

AmeriCorps Members are Heroes ›

Guest blogger Kortney Thurman told her students about AmeriCorps, her students told her she’s a hero.

May 22, 2013

Playworks AmeriCorps Member Meets the President ›

Guest blogger Coach Amy DeLair was one of 12 AmeriCorps members nationwide selected to meet President Barack Obama in the White House.

May 13, 2012

Student calls for longer recess: “We act now or never!” ›

Young advocate in the making gives three great reasons to lengthen school recess in persuasive essay.