Meet Playworks Junior Coach, Treveon Champion

  1. Updates

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

Age: 11

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.

More Updates


January 24, 2024

Indoor Recess Transition Plan ›

From snow and cold to rain, smog, and everything in between, weather can throw a wrench in your outdoor recess plans. When inclement weather strikes, transitioning to indoor play can…

December 18, 2023

Playworks recognized as a NYSS Champion ›

Playworks becomes an NYSS Champion Playworks is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

December 6, 2023

Waukesha County Community Foundation at recess with Swanson Elementary ›

Here at Playworks we believe in seeing our impact firsthand. Often for a lot of people, it’s hard to grasp what we do without ever seeing our team in action…