To solve our mental health crisis, give more children equal access to play


Renata Simril, president & CEO of the LA 84 Foundation and PLAY Sports Coalition board member, wrote a guest column on EdSource, a source of education information, research and analysis.

“Our children need all of us to speak up for greater access and opportunities for school-based and community sports because the road to rebuilding this generation’s emotional and social well-being begins on your local field and playground.”

Visit EdSource to read Renata’s perspective and share it across your network.

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PLAY Sports Coalition

Our mission is to ensure youth sports programs thrive as part of a vital movement to help repair a society that needs community, connectivity, and joy.