Playworks Pennsylvania

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 7, 2017

Playworks PA Impact Report 2016-17 ›

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May 10, 2017

Corporate Recess ›

Corporate Recess Higher productivity. Better communication. More creativity. Let’s take your team to the next level. What is Corporate Recess? 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…

April 19, 2017

Celebrating Volunteer Week 2017 ›

Q&A with Samuel Follansbee In one word, how would your friends, family, or colleagues describe you? Sincere When, where, and what was the first place you ever participated as volunteer? When I was very young, I used to accompany my parents as they delivered meals to sick people in our parish. However, my first true…

March 2, 2017

Meet Coach Veronica ›

“I use my service as a way to connect with children and let them know I am on their side.” I chose to become a Playworks Coach and an AmeriCorps Member because I wanted to make a difference. Every morning when I wake up, I am excited and eager because I know I can help…

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Upcoming Events


April 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

2018 Playworks Pennsylvania Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

  Lace up your kicks and join Playworks Pennyslvania for our annual Corporate Kickball Tournament on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Pennsylvania…

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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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