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

#GivingTuesday $20,000 Challenge

This #GivingTuesday, the first $10,000 donated to Playworks will be doubled! With your help, we can raise $20,000 to bring more students together and empower a generation of kind and thoughtful leaders. 

Happy Gratitude Day

November 16 is a day we give thanks, show appreciation, and dish out high-fives to all of the wonderful people in our lives. Join us by showing gratitude for as many people as you can! Use #GratitudeDay to share these special moments.

It's Time To Rock Your Recess

Vote for your elementary school to have a chance to win an over-the-top recess experience with Disney's Forever In Your Mind, games, prizes, and two years of Playworks Pro Services at your school. Also get a free membership and $100 to spend at Thrive Market.

A Conversation with Jill Vialet

Hear Jill Vialet speak about building a healthy civil society through the power of play.  Democracy doesn't end at the ballot box. To bring out the best in our country, we need to bring out the best in our kids. Click below to learn more and donate!

Real Players Don't Bully

At Playworks, we know that real players don't bully! Join the conversation online at #realplayersdontbully and buy a T-shirt to help get safe and healthy play into more schools.

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.

FLOTUS and Playworks Promote Play

First Lady Michelle Obama and Playworks Junior Coach Daleajah Williams both spoke about the power of play at the 2016 Project Play Summit.


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