Around Town With Work To Play


The Work to Play Program was featured on the WGN Morning News during their Around Town segment with Ana Belaval. WGN set up shop at Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy where On Site Program Director John Laughlin and Assistant Coach Drago Petrusic ran one of their patented morning practices.

The morning began earlier than usual but that did not deter Prieto third and fourth graders from showing up on time and looking their best for the television cameras. Even better than everyone’s appearance was the crisp passing and knowledge of their favorite fruits and vegetables which was a great sight to see since it is still early on in the fall season. Crazy Crabs, Coach Says, Passing Drills and the Numbers Game were all on display and the Prieto team did a great job of sharing their skills with the entire city of Chicago!

Urban Initiatives would like to thank Coach Laughlin and Coach Petrusic as well as Assitant Principal Mrs. Richard, Principal Mrs. Laureano and the enitre school staff at Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy for allowing Chicago to get a sneak peek at the Work to Play Program!

Another BIG thank you goes out to Ana Belaval and the WGN Morning News for taking the time to come out and kick some soccer balls with our kids during morning practice at Prieto!

In case you miss the segment on WGN you can watch Execuctive Director Jim Dower speak about 5,4,3,2,1 GO! HERE

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