Playworks Michigan

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 25, 2017

Board Member Spotlight ›

With the new fiscal year in full swing, we wanted to take time to reflect and celebrate one of our board members, Stephanie, who has helped expand and enrich Playworks' impact in Michigan. Stephanie, owner of the Stay and Play Social Club, is passionate about bringing safe, healthy play to children in Michigan’s elementary schools. Whether spreading the word…

April 26, 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Week 2017 ›

During Volunteer Appreciation Week 2017, Playworks Michigan would like to thank all of our volunteers who dedicate their passion and energy to bring out the best in every kid. We wouldn't be able to make an impact in our area without their support. This school year, we have had the honor of working with over 100 volunteers.…

February 24, 2017

Celebrating our Coaches During AmeriCorps Week ›

During the week of March 4-11, 2017, AmeriCorps programs all across the country will be celebrating the many contributions that over 80,000 members make each year. AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Playworks started our partnership with AmeriCorps in…

January 30, 2017

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Expands Impact with Playworks Pro ›

With the support of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, we are training 14 new Pro partners to bring safe, healthy play to Michigan schools. 

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Upcoming Events


November 14 @ 7:45 am

PlayShop ›

  In partnership with the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation (RCWJF), Playworks is pleased to offer our PlayShop, a two-hour experiential workshop designed to empower you to transform your recess.…

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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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