0% Funded

Ends Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Total Donation Goal $50,505 $0.00 Funded

This campaign still needs $50,505.06 within 7 months!

4 Apr

About this Campaign

Bayard Taylor Elementary School serves around 530 K-5 students in the Hunting Park area of Philadelphia. Around 25% of our students are English-Language Learners and around 14% of our students are in Special Education. We value our bilingualism and recognize that the more cultures our school represents, the more strengths we can draw from each of those cultures. 100% of our students come from economically-disadvantaged homes, and despite the extra challenges this might bring, our Taylor community is resilient and resourceful.

We are proud to have partnered with the Playworks Coach program for the past three years. “Fights (involving injuries), especially at recess have declined from approximately 2 or 3 a day to less than 2 a week. There is an atmosphere of team spirit, cooperation and bigger children helping with smaller children” - Maryann Schickling, RN, School Nurse at Taylor School.

We are raising money to continue hosting a Playworks Recess Coach for the 2019-2020 school year.
A Playworks Recess coach, or Program Coordinator (PC), is in charge of wearing several different hats. Most importantly, the PC will work with climate support staff members to ensure that there are organized games during recess where children have the opportunity to build not only physical, but socio-emotional skills through play. In addition to this, the PC has the opportunity to work with each individual classroom to teach them new games that include key concepts such as conflict resolution, teamwork, and inclusion. A PC will also be in charge of running after school programs all year long such as a youth leadership program, and seasonal sports leagues. Finally, it is the duty of every PC to plan and facilitate an end of the year event that brings members of the school and its surrounding community together for an afternoon of celebrating the above values and goals.

For further information about Playworks see: https://www.playworks.org/