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 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.

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…

Fox 10

January 21, 2019

Program in Arizona aims to stop bullying by teaching kids problem solving skills ›

One program in Arizona believes stopping bullying at school might start at recess. Playworks Arizona believes teaching kids valuable problem-solving skills and inclusiveness on the playground could translate in to better interactions overall.

The Phoenix Informer

January 8, 2019

Playworks Arizona wins Mobile Mini Community Assist Award ›

Playworks Arizona won the Mobile Mini Community Assist Award courtesy of the Phoenix Suns, Suns Charities, and Mobile Mini. This award is given to organizations that demonstrate a commitment to leadership and dedication in making a difference in the community.

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Upcoming Events

December 06, 2019

Corporate Kickball Tournament 2019 ›

SAVE THE DATE and 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…

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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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