Playworks

The mission of Playworks Louisiana is to increase opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. The vision of Playworks is that one day all kids will play in school every day.

WHAT YOU DO

Depending on the student's schedule, the student will either assist in leading games and facilitating recess, after-school programs, or league play. We also have volunteer opportunities for those interested in special projects or weekend service to our communities.

WHAT YOU LEARN

Students who serve with Playworks Louisiana will have the unique opportunity to see how play and recess can develop children's social skills. Students will be working closely with Playworks staff and partner-school students to utilize play to teach conflict resolution, build character, and increase physical activity at schools each day.

INTERACTIONS

elementary schoolers • adults (mostly associated with recess/league play)

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Mandatory training/orientation session • Main Office, 3401 St. Claude Ave., Suite 2 • Bring government-issued photo ID.
  2. Pass background check.
  3. Complete online email etiquette training.
  4. Present evidence of negative TB test (available from Loyola Student Health Services for $5).  Not required in all cases.
  5. Some schools will require service learners to fill out a volunteer application.

Direct any questions regarding preservice requirements to Dana Greenup Deal.

DAYS & TIMES

Students will serve primarily during recess times (~11am - 1pm), Monday - Friday. There may be opportunities for additional hours during leagues (fall only) or special events.

TRANSPORTATION
Main office: 3401 St. Claude Ave., Suite 2
Maps & directions

Locations:
Click each address below for map, directions, and travel times.

Arthur Ashe Charter School
1456 Gardena Dr.

Benjamin Franklin Elementary
1116 Jefferson Ave.

Encore Academy
4217 Orleans Ave.

Harney Elementary
2503 Willow St.

Homer A. Plessy Community School
2021 Pauger St.

Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy
2504 Maine Ave., Kenner

Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans
5951 Patton St.

McDonogh #32
800 De Armas St. (Westbank)

Morris Jeff Community School
3368 Esplanade Ave.

Nelson Charter School
3121 St. Bernard Ave.

CONTACT
Dana Greenup Deal
Program Director
dgreenup@playworks.org
504.272.2596