About Playworks Arizona

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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Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Arizona in 2011. Playworks Arizona serves low-income schools through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Arizona through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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September 22, 2017

Suzanne Percy ›

A kid at heart, Suzanne joins Playworks with a passion to make a difference and 13 years of development experience. In previous roles, she has worked for organizations providing disaster relief and promoting animal welfare. She is also active in…

September 22, 2017

Amber Checky ›

Amber Checky began her Playworks journey in 2010 as an AmeriCorps Program Coordinator for Playworks Massachusetts. A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she moved to Boston hoping to pursue a position working with underprivileged youth in a diverse community. Wearing…

October 2, 2017

Kara Largent ›

Born and raised in Phoenix, Kara spent the first fifteen years of her career in public education, first as a teacher then Assistant Principal and finally Principal. She received her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University and her Masters in…

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