Recess used to mean thirty minutes of unrestricted playtime. But now, some local schools are turning to nonprofits to help structure recess periods with organized games and sports. We explore “recess management,” including whether structured recess helps kids lead healthier lifestyles and achieve the schools’ recess goals.


  • Christopher Rehling Washington, D.C. Director, Sports4Kids
  • Jill Vialet Founder and President, Sports4Kids
  • Brearn Wright Principal, Truesdell Education Center

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