Playworks partners with the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School to provide opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play throughout the school day. Playworks is the only nonprofit organization in the country to send trained, full-time program coordinators, called “coaches” to schools in order to transform recess and play into a positive experience that helps kids and teachers get the most out of every learning opportunity. The coaches become part of the school community, working full-time to provide organized play and physical activity through the five components of the Playworks program. They organize games and activities during recess, provide individual class game times and run a leadership development program during school hours.  They also run Playworks tutoring and physical activity programs and developmental sports leagues during after school hours.

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