Playworks AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Jason

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Coach Jason is serving his first year as an AmeriCorps member at Academy Park Elementary School, and focuses on helping make every kid feel safe, included, and empowered to jump in any game on the playground. At Academy Park’s recess you’ll find lots of smiles, high-fives, and tons of different games being played safely and respectfully. We’re so grateful for all of Coach Jason’s work!

Learn more about Coach Jason

What is your favorite game/sport?

Basketball.

How do you usually relax after a long day?

Watch TV/movies, play with my kids, play and or watch basketball.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Power Rangers.

Tell us two fun facts about yourself!

I used to live by Disneyland and I make balloon animals.

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December 4, 2019

Oregon State University Study Finds High-Quality Recess Positively Impacts Student Behaviors ›

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Give Kids the Childhood They Deserve ›

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