Playworks Arizona

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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August 1, 2017

2017 Arizona Annual Survey Results ›

Arizona 2017 Annual Survey Results from Spring2017 survey of school staff including administrators, teachers, and support staff at schools partnering with Playworks to achieve safe and healthy play. Please click on image for PDF version.

June 8, 2017

Junior Coach Leadership Conference 2017 ›

On May 13, 2017, over 350 students gathered together at Loma Linda Elementary for the annual Junior Coach Leadership Conference. This was a huge turnout for Playworks Arizona and the largest conference to date! Over 40 schools were represented by students who were selected to become Junior Coaches based on their leadership skills, sense of…

June 5, 2017

Zito Students Get a View from the Top at U.H.C. ›

On May 23, the Junior Coaches of Zito Elementary were selected to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: a field trip to United Healthcare (U.H.C.), where they were exposed to daily office life as well as the many employees who they could look to as role models. As the students arrived by bus, they were…

June 1, 2017

Playworks Arizona Partners with Home Depot to Beautify Eliseo C. Felix ›

On April 29, Playworks teamed up with the Home Depot Foundation to make a difference in the lives of the students and staff of Eliseo C. Felix School in Goodyear, Arizona. Their mission was to beautify Eliseo C. Felix and turn their playground into a safe, inviting, and fun space for all to enjoy. Over…

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Upcoming Events


October 27 @ 3:00 pm

Corporate Kickball Tournament 2017 ›

Rally your team members for the Sixth Annual Playworks Arizona Corporate Kickball Tournament! Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Arizona that gets your team out…

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A Better Recess


Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

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A little goes a long way. Help Playworks give children a good start.

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