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On Monday, Playworks hosted a Happy Hour at Union Pub on Capitol Hill to raise funds and awareness for their cause. There was also a great silent auction, and talks about their upcoming 5k mud trek event coming up in 2012!
Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that supports learning by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity to schools at recess and throughout the entire school day.
Playworks sends trained, full-time program coordinators, called "coaches," to low-income urban schools, where they transform recess and play into a positive experience that helps kids and teachers get the most out of playtime learning opportunities.
The coaches become part of the school community, working full-time to provide organized play and physical activity through the Playworks program. They organize games and activities during recess, provide individual class game times, and run leadership development programs. They also run Playworks tutoring and physical activity programs and developmental sports leagues during after school hours.
Keep up with Playworks and all they're doing: visit them on the Web!