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. Attend an on-campus session • Wed., Sept. 10 • 3-5pm • Multimedia room 2, Monroe Library • Bring a photocopy of your 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.

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 School
1116 Jefferson Ave.

Einstein Charter School
5100 Cannes Blvd., New Orleans

Einstein Charter School
5316 Michoud Blvd., New Orleans

Homer A. Plessy Community School
2021 Pauger St.

Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy
2504 Maine Ave., Kenner

Medard Nelson Charter School
3121 St. Bernard Ave.

Phyllis Wheatley Charter School
2300 Dumaine Ave., New Orleans

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