Playworks has launched an exciting partnership with the service learning department of The Urban School of San Francisco. Through classroom discussion, community projects, and self-reflection, Urban students become responsible, resourceful citizens with a sense of personal, social, and political awareness. Playworks will place these high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in 4-5 week projects in our under-resourced elementary schools.
Seventy-five sophomores will particpate in our signature recess training, students will support our coaches in creating a safe and inclusive environment for play: working with junior coaches and assisting in after school programming. At Peabody Elementary, Urban volunteers are helping kick start a running club and working to make after-school programming more active. At Leonard Flynn Elementary, students are helping with special education Class Game Times, making sure that despite ability levels all kids get play during the day. We have already seen the positive effects of having more playful volunteers on the yard as more kids join in games and get the physical activity they need everyday.