Junior Coach Impact Story

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Meet Gabriel Agosto, 4th grader at Taylor Elementary School

My favorite part of being a Junior Coach is helping the other grades at recess.

I also enjoy helping Coach Sean because sometimes I notice he has rough times at recess.  I enjoy helping him on his good and bad days. Coach Sean is a fun guy! I am most excited about helping my brother become a Junior Coach. My little brother looks up to me so I want to be a good role model for him. I also want to help the kindergarten kids learn how to behave and play safe in the real world. Some tips I would give my brother to be a Junior Coach are to respect other children, to be a helper, don’t listen to the haters and stay focused. If Coach Sean is here in the future, try your best to respect him, respect your own life, don’t be a follower and be a positive person.

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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…

August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…

March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…