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The Philadelphia Tribune

January 7, 2019

Student takes advantage of opportunities at Chester Arthur School ›

As a fourth-grader at Chester A. Arthur School, London Timmons is involved with different activities at her school. Timmons participates in an enrichment program and is a Playworks Pennsylvania Junior Coach. “I’m a Junior Coach at the kindergarten recess at my school. I come up with different games to play with them and I also make sure…

The Philadelphia Tribune

December 4, 2018

Chester A. Arthur student takes on leadership role through recess program ›

Ten-year-old Nafis Johnson has been developing and honing his leadership skills by contributing his time as a Junior Coach for Playworks Pennsylvania. The Playworks Junior Coach program gives selected fourth- and fifth-grade students the tools they need to navigate through school and life. “I’ve been a Junior Coach for Playworks for about a year and a…

The Notebook

November 14, 2018

In 5th grade and learning to be a leader ›

Through Playworks Pennsylvania, junior coaches help organize games at recess. One student who fills that role at Chester A. Arthur Elementary is Nafis Johnson.

Playworks makes learning social skills fun during recess at Kirkbride

May 16, 2018

Playworks makes learning social skills fun during recess at Kirkbride ›

Through the partnership, Playworks provides Kirkbride with a coordinator once a week every month. The Playworks coordinator works with two recess coaches at Kirkbride to implement a plan on how to run recess through organized games. Some of the games that students play in the play zone include dodge ball, foursquare and soccer.