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Fifth Annual Run the Runway 2017
Over 2,000 runners participated in Playworks Arizona's 5th Annual 'Run the Runway'—a 15K, 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Kids Dash event—at the Scottsdale Airport. This event, sponsored by United Healthcare, raised over $100,000 which will go towards ensuring 80 schools in Arizona experience safe and healthy play next year!
Governor Ducey visits a Playworks school
During Governor Doug Ducey's visit to Loma Linda Elementary, he saw firsthand how Playworks changes the school climate, making it safe physically and emotionally for students, teachers and administrators.
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Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.

"Playworks has given our student body a common language with which to communicate and a structure to resolve issues. It teaches skills that are transferable to everyday life.”

Teacher, Balsz Elementary School, Phoenix

Collaboration is in our nature
Every Playworks partnership is customized to meet our partners’ specific goals.

At Mattel, we believe in the power of play and the critical link between play and the healthy development and learning of children. With Playworks as a partner, we can directly and immediately translate that vision into direct impact with thousands of children each year.” 

Diedre Lind, Executive Director, Mattel Children’s Foundation 

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With Playworks Training, learn how to use active play to support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of your kids.
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"The training was revelant, concise, and interesting. It reinforced my philosophy of kids needing to play. I loved being able to try the activities, not just talk about them. The energy, ideas and resources make me want to implement healthy inclusive play for my students."

West Valley Teacher Feedback from
Power of Play & Group Management 1 Training

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Recess Rock Stars

Meet the individuals and organizations doing their part to ensure that every kid has a place on the playground.

Playworks Coach
ISAAC School District
Loma Linda Elementary