Playworks’ Junior Coach Conference a Blast for Kids

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Sherman Elementary was descended upon by 150 4th and 5th graders from 18 elementary schools across San Francisco and Marin County when Playworks took full advantage of the SFUSD furlough day supplying an opportunity for students in our Junior Coach Program to receive training on conflict resolution, inclusion on the yard, learn new games, and make friends from other schools.

The day was a great success as Junior Coaches explored Playworks’ four core values: healthy play, respect, inclusion, and healthy community.  JCs learned some new games they could use to get more kids involved, like creative relay races, tag, and stretches.  The students had a blast, many saying, “We had so much fun, when is the next one?”  Playworks staff hope that students will take the skills they learned at the conference out to their schools to make recess an even more safe and inclusive space.

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January 12, 2023

Golden State Warriors Community Foundation & Salesforce partner with Playworks ›

We are grateful for our continued partnership with the Warriors Community Foundation and Salesforce during the 2022-2023 school year. With their support, Playworks Northern California has delivered safe and healthy play to over 41,200 elementary school children of promise this year! Check out this inspiring video showcasing our work together:      

A boy and girl holding basketballs on a playground.
A boy and girl holding basketballs on a playground.

November 16, 2022

2021-22 Annual Report ›

We are excited to share with you a look back at everything we accomplished in the 2021-2022 program year. It was a year focused on rebuilding after the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are proud to share that we served 41,200 students in the Northern California Region.  We are thankful for your continued…

three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…