We're excited to share last school year's successes and the hopes for this year! At the end of every school year, teachers and principals at our partner schools take an extensive survey about the impact of the Playworks program.
Here are a few highlights:
This year we have expanded the number of schools and students that we serve in Silicon Valley to 29 schools and over 16,000 students! We couldn't have grown without your continued support of our programming.
Our 2014/15 school year was incredibly successful; we served 10,000 kids daily in 20 low income schools across the Portland metro area. We also launched a successful TeamUp pilot program (4 schools to one site coordinator) in Vancouver, Washington serving an additional 2,000 kids. Overall, we were able to serve 76 schools and 33,167 kids through a combination of Direct Service, TeamUP and our Playworks Professional Development Training across the Pacific Northwest.
Kids need to play. Playworks creates a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional success skills. We're changing the culture of school through safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. And we need you to help make it happen. Please watch this video choose play to see how you can help us reach our goals to make every day healthier, more inclusive and fun for 15,000 kids in 32 low income schools across the Portland metro area.