The Power of Play
Starting in October, Playworks will host a number of Football Extravaganzas where up to 1,000 children and youth will practice their skills and learn new ones with Playworks coaches while participating in games, drills and other fun activities. In addition, Playworks’ two-day Play Leadership Essentials training and Play Days will be offered to youth workers of all 50 Fund grantees (more than 60 Bay Area organizations to date). The training is based on Playworks’ evidence-based model that has been shown to reduce bullying, improve feelings of safety and increase physical activity. This training is estimated to benefit more than 25,000 Bay Area children and youth who participate in these organization’s out-of-school-time programs.