Our Playworks staff sat down with Junior Coach, Treveon Champion, on the Siefert playground to learn more about his leadership skills and how they’ve transformed his playground throughout his participation in the Playworks Junior Coach Leadership Program.
Name: Treveon Champion
School: Siefert Elementary School
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Recess game: 3 line basketball
Hobbies: video games, basketball, ping pong
What motivated you to become a Junior Coach?
I wanted to be a leader so the little kids would have someone positive to follow.
What is your favorite thing about being a Junior Coach?
I like being a leader and having fun with the little kids at recess and after school. My favorite game to lead is 4-square.
What have you learned about yourself since becoming a Junior Coach?
Before I was a Junior Coach, I was a good kid but my grades were not that great. Since becoming a Junior Coach and working with Coach Atoi, I have improved my grades and performance in class.
From your perspective, how have you seen Playworks Junior Coaches change the playground/make a difference at your school?
We teach games to play so the rest of the kids at recess know what to play and have more choices.
Why do you think Playworks is important?
When a kid falls at recess, a Junior Coach is there to help them up and invite them to play a game. Then that kid feels comfortable to play and feels included.
What do you like most about your coach?
Coach Atoi is fun and a good person to look up to.
What advice would you give to a younger student who wants to become a Junior Coach?
If you want to be a Junior Coach, improve your grades at school, have a good attitude at home and at school, live a good life, and have fun.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a technician, comic illustrator, and a rapper like Vanilla Ice.