Playworks Southern California

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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October 17, 2017

Goal! LA Galaxy Foundation Partners with Playworks Southern California ›

Playworks Southern California has partnered with the LA Galaxy Foundation for our 2017-2018 school year. To kick-off our partnership, the foundation demonstrated their support to Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Norwalk by providing a soccer clinic for 4th and 5th-grade students. The soccer clinic allowed the students to directly interact with and receive skilled training…

April 24, 2017

Playworks Southern California Junior Coach Impact Report April 2017 ›

  Playworks Southern California is pleased to present this impact report highlighting our Junior Coach Leadership Program during the 2015-16 school year. The Playworks Junior Coach Leadership Program impacts young leaders, and through them, the world. More than 1,000 fourth- and fifth-grade students participate in the Junior Coach Leadership Program. Junior Coaches become agents of…

April 24, 2017

Playworks SoCal Celebrates National Volunteer Week 2017 ›

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, Playworks Southern California would like to thank all of our volunteer groups and individuals who give their time and talent to ensure that every kid has a place on the playground. Laura Rickert began her full-time spring internship in January. She was eager to serve on any project in…

March 23, 2017

‘Who’s Ready to Play with the Lakers?’ 2017 Fit for Life Health Fair ›

  It was a beautiful day for our Junior Coaches and players from Playworks' developmental sports leagues to meet Los Angeles Lakers Tyler Ennis, David Nwaba, Metta World Peace, Thomas Robinson, and the Laker Girls. On March 23rd, the City of Hope presented Lakers Fit for Life Health Fair at Campus El Segundo Athletic Field.…

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Upcoming Events


March 17, 2018 @ 3:15 am

2018 Playworks “Run for Play!” LA Marathon Team ›

Conquer 26.2 miles, the Stadium vs. Sea Charity Challenge, or a family-friendly 5K. Transform 500,000 lives. Get Started Kids need to play, and we need your help. Join Team Playworks and…

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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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