Junior Coaches Hone Their Leadership Skills

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In partnership with Academy of Art University (AAU), youth leaders from across the Bay Area gathered at The Cannery to celebrate their leadership roles.

The Cannery was teeming with inspiration as AAU student-athletes teamed up with Playworks coaches to serve as positive, influential role models for this generation of leaders. Junior Coaches honed their leadership skills through a variety of breakout sessions that focused on anti-bullying techniques, public speaking skills and effective procedures to implement games on the playground.  

The conference was a fantastic success, equipping the youth with the skills they will need to continue impacting their communities on their path of leadership.

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

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2021-22 Annual Report ›

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three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

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