+TALK V: A Town Hall on +Athletics/+Recess

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
6:30-8:00PM
Mark Twain Elementary School
7500 Braes Blvd, Houston 77025

ALL ARE WELCOME!

We LOVE sports. They can and should be a lot of fun. They can teach perseverance, teamwork, and discipline. They can be a group or individual experience and can provide unique opportunities to use your talents to represent your school, or even your country. They provide a platform for developing natural leadership — at every age. And we LOVE recess. Time out in the fresh air is important for our kids’ growth, development, and well-being.

As positive as they are intended to be, athletics and recess can also be breeding grounds for bullying behavior, hypercompetitiveness, and distress for kids — and adults — in our communities. Since our early days, we have wanted to extend our philosophy and approach to the fields, courts, pools, gyms, pitches, baseball diamonds — and playgrounds — in our neighborhoods. We are now excited to begin that process, with verve. And we want to start this important work by engaging you, our +Community, in an open discussion of this hot topic.

Join an important +Town Hall meeting on +Athletics and +Recess on Tuesday, April 17. We will open with a brief presentation by students, parents, and educators on how +Works is coming alive in our +Community of Schools and segue into a substantive +Community discussion about applying the +Works core philosophy to the world of youth athletics and recess. Get in on the ground floor and help us develop what we hope will be meaningful additions to our initiative and a positive contribution to our neighborhoods, schools, and communities.

BEING PART OF THE PROCESS — MAKES YOU PART OF THE PROGRESS. BE WITH US FOR +TALK V.

For more information, please contact +Works CEO Sarah Fisher at aware@positivethinkingworks.org.