Playworks Colorado

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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May 9, 2018

Celebrating April Coach of the Month ›

Our April Coach of the Month is….Coach Lucas! Coach Lucas is a half year AmeriCorps Program Coordinator at Meadow Community School in Thornton, CO. Coach Lucas started with Playworks Colorado in December and has already made a huge impact on her school community. During the month of April, Coach Lucas has managed to take a Playworks program…

May 4, 2018

Highlights from our Junior Coach Leadership Conference 2018 ›

Each year we hold a Junior Coach Leadership Conference to honor the growth and leadership of our youth leaders that participate in the Junior Coach Leadership Program. Our Junior Coach Leadership Conference was held on Saturday, April 28th to celebrate the fantastic work of these youth leaders. One hundred and ten Junior Coaches from 28…

May 4, 2018

A Successful Fourth Annual Soiree For Play ›

Playworks Colorado’s Fourth Annual Soiree For Play March 15, 2018 Playworks Colorado’s fourth annual Soiree For Play honored a Playworks Junior Coach; the Denver Broncos; and the assistant principal of a Playworks partner school. These honorees embrace Playworks’ core values and healthy activity for their communities. Junior Coach Darnell was the keynote speaker and shared…

April 13, 2018

Celebrating Our March Coach of the Month ›

Our March Coach of the Month is . . . Coach Katie! Coach Katie is a first-year AmeriCorps program coordinator serving at McMeen Elementary. This past month Katie, organized and ran a school dance for her school complete with prizes, line dances, and a whole lot of fun. During the month of March, Coach Katie…

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October 17, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Epic Night of Fun ›

Free event to support safe and healthy play in Colorado! Who: Playworks and Epic Brewing Company What: Enjoy beer, games, and prizes while supporting Playworks, the leading nonprofit leveraging play…

November 07, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Rock, Paper, Scissors Showdown ›

This is a fast-paced, high-fiving fundraising night and a chance to network, unwind, and support play for kids in Colorado. With skill (and luck) you can win some awesome door prizes…

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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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3980 Quebec Street, Suite 140
Denver, CO 80207

t: 720.259.1029
f: 720.457.5001


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