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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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Demaryius Thomas, Courtland Sutton bring smiles to Playworks recess with CarMax

July 15, 2019

Demaryius Thomas, Courtland Sutton bring smiles to Playworks recess with CarMax ›

Demaryius Thomas and Courtland Sutton spent their Tuesday morning at Marie L. Greenwood Academy, playing games and dancing with kids as part of a Playworks recess visit with help from volunteers from CarMax. CarMax also donated $10,000 for play equipment. Photo credit: Ben Swanson/DenverBroncos.com

March 28, 2019

Playworks Helps 5th Grader at Westgate Elementary Thrive as a Junior Coach ›

Junior Coach K at Westgate Elementary used to be afraid of socializing. Becoming a Playworks Junior Coach changed that. Playing at recess doesn’t come easy for every kid. Some kids struggle with shyness, anxiety, and fear of embarrassing themselves. Junior Coach K was a kid who struggled with play and struggled to come out of…

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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February 21, 2019

After being bullied, Aurora 4th-grader works to make recess more inclusive ›

A local girl is working to make recess time more inclusive for kids. Teachers report spending about two hours a day resolving conflicts that start at recess. For some students, recess can be the worst part of their day. But at Montview Elementary in Aurora, it’s common to find older kids helping the younger ones.…

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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.

A Better Recess with Playworks


The Denver Broncos have been a partner of Playworks to bring play to four elementary schools in Denver. Greenwood Academy, McMeen Elementary, Montview Elementary and Maxwell Elementary are the four schools funded by the Broncos partnership and benefit greatly from their support.

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3980 Quebec Street, Suite 140
Denver, CO 80207

t: 720.259.1029
f: 720.457.5001

      

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