Congrats to TeKeyia Armstrong for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!
Nominating Organization: Playworks Southern California
Honoree Category: Education
Why Nominated: Coach “Te” is currently a full-time Americorps volunteer running the Playworks program at Kennedy Elementary in Santa Ana Unified School District. This year she has already made a tremendous impact by supporting school-wide academic learning, decreasing bullying and increasing vigorous physical activity for hundreds of students. Along with implementing a high quality program, she has facilitated trainings for both her teachers and parents. She has partnered with a program at her school called “Padres en Accion” where she led a workshop on games for parent volunteers so they could play with their children at recess. TeKeyia runs a leadership program and sports leagues for 4th/5th grade students at her school. She is constantly looking for ways to engage them in meaningful play and develop their social and emotional skills. In addition to making her school and playground a more safe and inviting place to be everyday, she is collaborating with the PTA to coordinate a Family Play Day to engage her families in a day of fun, games, and healthy living. Coach Te works everyday to empower her students, put smiles on their faces, high five them throughout their day and make her school community a better place to be.
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