Welcome to The P.L.A.Y.S., a nonprofit online digital youth sports magazine literacy resource with the purpose of aiding and improving literacy among young student athletes and their peers. Our main goals are to stimulate a desire to read, awaken inquisitiveness, enhance vocabulary, and celebrate their athletic and academic triumphs.
We depict these youngsters as superstars and they highlight elite college and professional athletes and people who inspire them. The P.L.A.Y.S. is committed to helping these students and athletes become proficient in learning and achieving academic success.
We feel children will be more interested in reading since they are reading about youths like themselves; they can see themselves as that kid who is being featured and that in turn makes reading more interesting for them.
The P.L.A.Y.S. extends an invitation for parents, principals, teachers, coaches, and athletes to upload photos and videos along with a completed submission form for publication. We offer this opportunity to players and students from age 5 through high-school years. A The P.L.A.Y.S. representative may attend sports events or other activities in certain situations.
The magazine can be accessed any time on any internet/wifi device in an effort to continuously support youth literacy.
The Fall 2021 issue is here!!!!!
The P.L.A.Y.S. is dedicated to improving youth literacy that begins with building a positive mindset. Using today’s technology innovatively provide resources and opportunities to help youths develop toward becoming positive members of their homes, communities, and society.
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to all who participated in supporting literacy through The P.L.A.Y.S.
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We know the Coronavirus has had a significant impact on the youth in sports and in schools. This issue is dedicated to providing a platform for youths to share their experiences, successes, and desires for the upcoming academic and athletic year!
A special shout out to Birmingham, Alabama's mayor Randall Woodfin for his support of "The P.L.A.Y.S." by sharing his COVID story in this issue!