Curb bullying. Reduce behavior problems. Foster social skills. Address concerns over obesity. And, have fun.
These are a few of the positive outcomes associated with the national school-based program know as Playworks. This nonprofit organization, funded in part by an $18 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports “recess coaches” in 170 schools in the low-income areas of ten cities, including Baltimore, Boston, Washington and Los Angeles.
Campaign Consultation’s CEO – Steven Rivelis – met with the 10 executive directors from each of the Playworks cities to discuss strategies and promising practices for building effective corporate partnerships. Joining Rivelis for this exchange with the Playworks leaders were Thibault Manekin of Seawell Development Company; Paul Wolman of P.W. Feats; and Kelly Spilman of Legg Mason.
For more info on Playworks read this New York Times article: Forget Goofing Around: Recess Has a New Boss
by: Steven Rivelis, CEO