Support Playworks Junior Coaches in Twin Cities!

by Playworks
Nov 27, 2012

Making Friends & Creating Play in the Twin Cities

4-Square at Maxfield!
4-Square at Maxfield!

Thank YOU for Being a Partner in Play!

With your support, we supply:

  • balls and cones so our coaches can set up playgrounds for recess!
  • Junior Coach t-shirts to our 4th & 5th grade leaders on the playground!
  • the extra costs involved in supplying time for our coaches to referee and coach at our development basketball and volleyball league games!
  • one expertly trained coach at one of thirteen elementary schools in St. Paul or Minneapolis.
Thank you from our playful team to you!


New to a Playworks School

New to his school, Noah started off first grade very shy and quiet.   He did not want to go outside for recess, and when he did, he would not play with any other kids.  One of his first recess experiences was being accidentally tripped in a rush of the other students.

On the second day, Noah had lined up to go inside after only a few minutes of recess.  Coach Heather invited him play jump rope with her and two other students.  He joined them for the rest of recess. Over the course of the next week, Coach Heather continued to invite him to join the games that she was playing.  Some days he would play and others he would remain with his teacher.

One day he joined Coach Heather with a small group of boys kicking a soccer ball. The next day when she went to look for Noah, his teacher pointed that he was already out, back with the soccer ball.  A little over a month into school Noah is inseparable from his soccer friends. He is often the first of them to get the ball and always returns with a huge smile and a high-five for Coach Heather.

Anishinabe Playworks Basketball Team!
Anishinabe Playworks Basketball Team!



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Location: Oakland, CA - USA
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Project Leader:
Playworks Education Energized
St. Paul, Minnesota United States

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