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

Unleash the Power of Play

Kids who play every day are happier, healthier, and more engaged in school. Unleash the power of play in your school or district with Playworks!

Apply for a Grant from Playworks and Let's Move! Active Schools

Playworks has partnered with Let's Move! Active Schools to provide an opportunity for schools to receive a grant of a free Playworks Power of Play workshop. This grant opportunity is open until February 28, 2017.

SHAPE/CDC Recess Guidelines

In Jan 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and SHAPE America released new guidance documents that provide schools with strategies for a safe and healthy recess.

Service Unites Playworks Nation

Playworkers across the nation honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by serving beyond the playground.

Let's Do This!

Our coaches, Junior Coaches, and trained participants have provided safe and healthy play to millions of kids across the country since 1996.  With your support, we'll reach our aim of ensuring 3.5 million kids experience safe and healthy play every day.

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.

Playworks in The Atlantic

"Recess is not a distraction from school, it is an important component of it," writes Emily Deruy, profiling Playworks in The Atlantic. Picture courtesy of Kevin Coombs / Reuters.


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.

Training Client
Burbank Elementary
Chittick Elementary