Playworks Arizona

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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Latest News


January 5, 2018

Congratulations to Coach Blanca, our Staff Member of the Month ›

Coach Blanca is the third-grade recess coach at Granada Primary, and she is a perfect fit! Since day one, she has expressed that she was super excited to have this position because she just loved how it transformed the school. She makes sure that all the Junior Coaches are recruited and ready to go for…

January 5, 2018

Ilse Ramirez of Granada Primary Chosen as Junior Coach of the Month ›

We would like to congratulate IIse Ramirez, winner of Playworks Arizona’s Coach of the Month! Ilse is a natural leader. We know that she will make a difference in the world just as she is making a difference in her school currently. Her enthusiasm for leadership is contagious. She takes her role as a Junior…

January 5, 2018

Coach Fannin is Arizona’s Coach of the Month ›

We would like to congratulate Coach Fannin as Playworks Arizona’s Coach of the Month! Coach Fannin relocated to Arizona after serving as an AmeriCorps coach in Utah. He’s been a great addition to our Arizona team and has brought with him new and exciting games that our students love such as ro-sham-bo conga and Chewbacca…

November 13, 2017

Coach of the Month ›

We are proud to announce that Erin Mahoney is Playworks Arizona’s Coach of the Month! Erin has been an absolute rock star from the very beginning. Her peers and colleagues say that she is a pleasure to work with because she gives 110%. Erin is always on top of her game. Not only is she…

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Upcoming Events


March 28 @ 7:00 am

Playworks Power Breakfast ›

Playworks is building tomorrow’s citizens through safe, fun, and healthy play. Our wildly popular and hugely successful annual event, the Playworks Power Breakfast, began in 2017 with nearly $1,000,000 raised to help…

April 7 @ 6:00 am

Run the Runway ›

Get ready to take off for Arizona’s original runway race! This year marks the Sixth Annual Run the Runway and our race promises to be even bigger and better than years…

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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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2002 E. Clarendon Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016

t: 480.374.4395
f: 480.269.9009

              

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