Play and recess to support social-emotional learning | Playworks

We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid.

Annual Report 2016

2016 was an incredible year for Playworks. We announced our aim to make sure 3.5 million children in 7,000 elementary schools nationwide experience safe and healthy play every day by December 2020!

Virgin Sport Partners with Playworks

On May 18, 2017, Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Sport CEO Mary Wittenberg announced the launch of US operations. Playworks joined the celebration as Virgin Sport's local Give Back partner.

Start with Recess!

Playworks helps schools and districts start with recess to see gains throughout the school day.

Reclaim class time, get kids active, build social skills, and increase school safety with our evidence-based approach.

Announcing Playworks AIM

Today, Playworks is announcing a new goal to ensure safe and healthy play every day for 3.5 million kids in 7,000 elementary schools nationwide by 2020.

Coach Finds Purpose with Playworks

First-year master in social work student McKenna Griffith explains how serving as a Playworks AmeriCorps kick-started her career. 


Playworks Everywhere

We offer direct service in 23 communities and training services nationwide.

Recess Rock Stars

Meet the individuals and organizations doing their part to ensure that every kid has a place on the playground.