Transformation: A Road to Confidence

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Martha is an energetic fifth grader with a contagious smile and a love for play.  At most recesses you will find her dribbling a basketball and honing her defensive skills trying to keep the ball away from the Playworks coach at her school!

Last year she participated in Playworks’ co-ed Volleyball league and explained that the experience, “encouraged me to do my best work,” and further described it as a “good opportunity for me to exercise.”  Marta’s experience on the volleyball team also helped her build confidence. “Even though I’m really shy, when I’m with the team I feel encouraged!” she describes.  Martha brings this new found leadership to the playground everyday where she helps organize games on the playground and encourages her friends and peers.

Marta’s love for play and constant smile make the playground a welcoming place for all students and her enthusiasm for Playworks’ programs is contagious.  We’ll see you on the court for the Playworks’ girls basketball league in the Spring!

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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…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…

December 15, 2020

Top 6 Games to Play Virtually ›

Many educators have risen to the challenge of transitioning their lessons to accommodate virtual education, and Playworks has been helping educators ensure play remains in every child’s day, even online. Kids prioritize play, and with our support educators are leveraging play when teaching virtually in order to keep kids engaged, active, and to build community.…