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

It's Time To Rock Your Recess

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Rock Star Recess promotion. After thousands of votes and great submissions, the winner of our Rock Star Recess Grand Prize is Dennis C. Haley Elementary School in Massachusetts. 

#GivingTuesday $20,000 Challenge

Thanks to you, this #GivingTuesday we met our match and raised more than $20,000! Together we can continue to empower a generation of kind, thoughtful leaders.   

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.