Junior Coach Leadership Conference – May 2016 – Temple University, Philadelphia
This year more than 200 fourth and fifth graders across Philadelphia participated in Playworks’ Junior Coach program.
Our Junior Coaches are trained four days a week, after school, on topics such as conflict resolution, leading recess games and public speaking. They receive homework help, and participate in literacy projects and social/cognitive skills building. Junior Coaches play a leadership role in creating a safe and inclusive recess and learning environment in their schools. They practice their leadership skills first hand on the playground with their peers in K-3rd grade every week.
Our program ends with a celebratory and educational Junior Coach Leadership Conference at the end of the school year. This year’s keynote was Temple University’s Head Football Coach Matt Rhule.
Through participating in the Junior Coach program, students develop the academic, social and leadership skills needed to stay on a pathway of life-long success.