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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September 23, 2019

It’s Recess Checkup Week ›

It can be hard to understand the impact that your play space has on your school’s culture and your students’ experience, and while there are a lot of solutions worth trying, it’s tough to know what’s working and what’s not. Recess Lab is designed to help more principals, teachers, and students discover the power of…

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September 19, 2019

Conley Elementary School in Chandler looks to reshape recess ›

A Valley school is looking to reshape recess in order to teach kids leadership skills while cutting down on conflict. Conley Elementary School in Chandler is looking to make the change next week. Currently, they are training students on the new structure implemented by Playworks.

September 17, 2019

Playworks Junior Coach Program named in DOJ’s ‘Promising Program’ ›

Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reviewed evidence of the Playworks Coach program and found that the program met the criteria for a Promising Program intended to improve school attendance.  The DOJ invests in reviewing research that shows programs positively impact attendance because higher rates of kids attending school “prevents or reduce crime, delinquency, or…

March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

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Upcoming Events


December 06, 2019

Corporate Kickball Tournament 2019 ›

Lace up your kicks for Playworks’ Eighth Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament on Friday, December 6, 2019! This employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Arizona gets your team out of…

February 18, 2020 @ 7:00 AM

High Five Fundraising Breakfast ›

Playworks High Five Fundraising Breakfast is here! Join us for an inspirational morning where a high five empowers a child, builds their leadership, and gives them a voice! Event Details…

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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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