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I work for a national non-profit called Playworks. We bring the power of play to elementary schools to help improve health and learning by improving the school climate. We focus on rescuing recess to Stop Chaos, Shift Behavior and Accelerate Learning. Bullying can be a major issue especially during the recess time. This is our second year operating in Portland and we've expanded to 14 schools running full day, 9-5 programming, serving 6,000 students daily. From our principal and teacher surveys last year, 85% reported a decrease in bullying at recess. Playworks and the Power of Play represents a viable option to help teach important social/emotional/physical/academic skills at a young age to create schools and communities that are more respectful and inclusive.
-Jonathan Blasher, Playworks Portland
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