Recess Play Program

The Recess Play Program is a partnership with local nonprofit Give & Go Athletics, which teaches life skills through athleticism. Studies show that playing sports and being active at a young age develops critical thinking skills that can be applied anywhere. The program is designed to use physical and competitive game playing in a structured environment to help students cope with stress, develop self-confidence, build and sustain relationships, and learn to navigate challenges in real-time, with the support of Give & Go coaches. The coaches come from the same North Philadelphia communities as our students and reflect our students’ lived experiences. Success is defined by a continued reduction in incidents and suspensions.