About Playworks Arizona

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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Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Arizona in 2011. Playworks Arizona serves primarily low-income schools through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Arizona through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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August 24, 2022

Sean Pepper ›

Sean Pepper is a Site Coordinator for the ’22-’23 school year. He has prior experience working in summer camp programs as well as the experience of coordinating TV shows in Hollywood! His two most favorite hobbies have to be playing…

September 22, 2017

Erin Mahoney ›

Erin Mahoney is a program manager for Playworks Arizona. Erin holds a Health Coach Certification from Institute of Integrated Nutrition and has a certificate in Mastering Leadership. Erin has over 10 years of experience working with children and believes in…

November 7, 2022

Chel Hicks ›

Chel is a Program Specialist in Arizona. Chel has a Bachelors in Anthropology and has done excavation and survey in Arizona and Hawai’i. She has worked in the field of education and childcare since she was a teenager. Chel has…

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