What is the Junior Coach Program?
The Playworks Junior Coach Program (JCP) is a year-long leadership program for 4th and 5th grade students. The goal of this program is to enhance and accelerate the leadership skills of students who possess leadership qualities. Fifteen diverse students are selected to participate and are required to attend monthly leadership trainings with the Playworks Site Coordinator as well as facilitate recess games during younger students’ recess periods. Junior Coaches also learn and build skills such as conflict resolution, displaying confidence, teamwork, and modeling safe and healthy play for everyone at recess.