Junior Coach Conference 2015

  1. Updates


On Friday, June 5, Playworks Wisconsin hosted a once in a lifetime Junior Coach Leadership Conference for approximately 180 4th and 5th grade students from 14 Milwaukee Public School partners. Playworks Junior Coaches have been developing their leadership skills all school year and have become positive role models for their peers as a result. With the conference theme of “Kid Power”, Junior Coaches engaged in a variety of inspiring and memorable leadership activities to celebrate the culmination of their leadership skills gained throughout this school year.  

The day comprised of activities such as team building challenges, group discussion about how to make the world more awesome, a giant game of reverse capture the flag, and a Junior Coach led carnival, which included original games created and led by Junior Coaches. Through these activities, Junior Coaches left the conference feeling empowered to change the world using their individual kid power.  

We want to give a special thank you to Mount Mary University for hosting our event, Target for donating supplies, and Craig Wilson with Kite Aerial Photography for taking photos.

Check out pictures from the day!

More Updates

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 17, 2021

UnitedHealthcare Kickball Team Looks Forward to the Next Tournament ›

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of WI had the opportunity to sponsor two teams in the Playworks Wisconsin 2019 Corporate Kickball Tournament. Corporate Kickball is an active employee engagement event that brings teams of 10-15 co-workers together through tournament play of a nostalgic game of kickball. Companies competed for a championship trophy and the opportunity to bring…

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,…