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ABC 15 Arizona

May 16, 2022

Valley Nonprofit to Challenge for World Record ›

Rock Paper Scissors is an important game in our Playworks community. It is both a fun activity and a key conflict resolution skill that kids learn and practice on Playworks playgrounds. Kids attribute the game to enabling them to communicate, solve problems independently, and keep the games they play going. That’s why we want over…

Chandler Lifestyle

November 7, 2019

Playworks Arizona Teaches Kids How Fun and Games are More Than Just Fun and Games ›

Through programs that encourage safe and inclusive play, the nonprofit Playworks helps get kids active, build social skills and develop relationships with peers.  Read more .  (Photo courtesy of Lindsay Borg Photography)


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.

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.

Arizona Coyotes Twitter

November 19, 2018

Arizona Coyotes Share Real Players Don’t Bully Message ›

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and the Arizona Coyotes joined Playworks Arizona to remind everyone that #RealPlayersDontBully.


November 10, 2017

Sequoia Lehi Charter School offers personal attention to students ›

There’s that old saying, “Big things come in small packages.” It certainly fits Sequoia Lehi Charter School in Mesa, where the school’s small physical size enables teachers and staff to make a big impact on K-6 students. “The most important thing to us is that we don’t want to be a big school,” said Matt…