Want to join us in our efforts to create a place for every kid on the playground a place where every kid belongs, has fun and is part of the game? We aim for 3.5 million children in 7,000 elementary schools nationwide to experience safe, healthy play every day by December 2020 . . . and we need your help. Play partners and corporate partners play a critical part in helping us achieve this goal.

Play Partners


Given the expansive nature of our vision, Playworks will need to engage other like-minded organizations to contribute toward our goals over the coming years. Our play partners align with our mission and values and are ready to jump in to help achieve safe and healthy play. Learn more about our play partners.

 


 

Corporate Partners


Playworks offers a unique opportunity to showcase your corporate values and directly impact kids through recess and play. Playworks creates an infrastructure for cooperation, teamwork, and academic success that will resonate with your stakeholders and customers. Learn more about our corporate partnerships

Local Engagement Opportunities


Engage your team. Playworks wants to help you turn your employees into community game-changers. We facilitate custom volunteer engagements ranging from Play Days in local schools to playspace transformations. Our expert and energetic staff will train, support, and empower your employees to make an impact in our community while also having a great time together.

 

Play Days


Get back on the playground and be a role model for low-income elementary school children!

Play days provide employees the opportunity to engage directly with local kids in Playworks partner schools, energizing education by modeling and facilitating healthy, active, inclusive play.

Play Days include a fast, fun, hands-on immersion in Playworks techniques and games, followed by volunteer time with children (supported by Playworks staff) during one or more school recesses, and a closing debrief for volunteers.

Kids are thrilled to have adults playing with them and they learn valuable social skills from adult role models.

  • Number of participants: 10 to 25 adults per partner-school playground
  • When: Early afternoon recess (2 to 3 hours total)
  • Prerequisite: All volunteers pre-register with Playworks; returning volunteers may be subject to a background check
  • Lead Time: 3-4 weeks
  • Kids Present? Yes!

Interested in booking a Play Day? Contact us by completing this short form.

 

Playspace Transformations


Playspace transformations allow employees to create dramatic visual and practical changes in our region’s schools through activities such as playground overhaul and beautification, mural paintings, and indoor playspace refurbishments.

Revive a playspace and beautify recess!

We provide the paint and the fun. Your employees provide the energy and hands to brighten low-income school playgrounds by painting four-square courts, peace paths and game boundaries.

The best part is seeing photos of the children’s faces when they return to school and see a transformed playspace.

  • Participants: 15 to 75 adult volunteers per playground
  • When: Dependent on school schedules; usually when school is not in session.
  • Lead Time: 6 weeks
  • Cost: Dependent on group size and location
  • Kids Present? No
Help kids dream big with motivating murals!

Your team will create beautiful murals to be placed at one or several of our partner schools.

The murals serve as reminders of our core values and motivate children to dream big and persevere.

  • Participants: 5 to 50 adult volunteers per partner school
  • When: Dependent on school schedules (2 to 3 hours total)
  • Prerequisite: All volunteers pre-register with Playworks; returning volunteers may be subject to a background check
  • Lead Time: 4 weeks
  • Cost: Dependent upon group size and location
  • Kids Present? Optional but recommended

Interested in learning more? Contact us by completing this short form.

 

Corporate Kickball


Your corporate group can field a winning team, or individual employees can be winners as tournament-day volunteers.

By participating in Corporate Kickball, your company can:

  • Increase Employee Engagement: Corporate Kickball offers a team-building opportunity outside the office that is inclusive, collaborative and fun!
  • Raise Visibility: Title sponsors are recognized with logo placement on the Playworks website, annual report, newsletter, and other collateral.
  • Support the Local Community: Money raised from Corporate Kickball sponsorships goes back to Playworks New England to support our efforts to bring safe and inclusive play to New England public schools. The majority of your sponsorship fee is tax deductible.

Interested in learning more? Contact us by completing this short form.

 

Corporate Recess


Bring Playworks experts to your office to lead engaging team-building activities on-site; for groups of any size.

Corporate Recess is a way for companies to improve engagement and wellness within their organization by using the power of play. Through a selection of different targeted workshops we infuse playfulness and fun into the corporate environment in order to help our partners increase creativity, productivity, teamwork, and workplace health.

Playfulness, fun, and games at work can improve office climate and productivity. This leads to happier employees with stronger connections to their organizations.

Wellness Recess: Move your Body – 20-60 min

In this hour-long workshop, we’ll help promote office wellness by getting your employees in the game! We’ll lead your team through a fun series of activities designed to get employees moving, competing in teams, and having fun while improving their strength, coordination, and flexibility.

Creativity Recess: Build your Brain – 20-60 min

Out of fresh ideas? We’ll lead games that shake up the neural networks to inspire creative problem-solving, which you can bring back to the boardroom to inspire out-of-the-box brainstorming and avoid future brain blocks.

Service Oriented Recess: Impact the Community – 60 min

Engage in a short corporate recess that will help promote office wellness. Once the games are done, it is time to bring your team together in service. We will work with your team to create a service project that will help the students served by Playworks and will also provide your team with high-impact community service.

  • Number of participants: 10 to 100 adults per office
  • When: At any point during the day that works for your team
  • Prerequisite: All volunteers pre-register with Playworks
  • Lead Time: 6 weeks
  • Cost: Dependent on group size and location
  • Kids Present? No

Interested in learning more? Contact us by completing this short form.