The Hockey League launched last year in 10 public schools in the Denver Metro Area and has grown to 14 this 2016-2017 school year. It is an 8-week program with alternating weeks of practice and games. Hockey games build commitment, respect, and a sense of community in all participants.
Local philanthropy is vital to our mission of bringing safe and health play to every kid. It is through the generous investments of local foundations, corporations, and individuals that we are able to leverage play to bring out the best in every kid.
"We have built on our common language and common problem solving expectations and skills. The atmosphere on the playground has dramatically improved. Kids are excited to go out and play their favorite games not just hang out with a friend or clique.
Teacher, Malley Drive Elementary Denver
With Playworks Training, learn how to use active play to support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of your kids.
“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
Playworks is grateful to our partners, who share our belief that every child deserves a place on their school playground. Learn how partnering with Playworks can create opportunities that help kids find their place in the world through play.