From the very beginning, Playworks had a clear conviction: play brings out the best in every kid.
Play is how children learn. So every child should have opportunities for play every day at school. Twenty years later, we’ve reached more than 700,000 students and 1,300 schools in 23 U.S cities. Playworks’ diversified funding provides a strong foundation for sustainability. School fees also keep us accountable to the communities we serve.
Now, backed by two decades of leadership, results, and momentum, Playworks is working to build a national movement to recognize the importance of play and recess. We aim to ensure that 3.5 million students in 7,000 schools can play every day at school by 2020.