Making an Impact in Denver

  1. Updates

Our ABC afilliate, Channel 7, recently featured Playworks in a story about the impact the program is having in Denver. It highlighted Johnson Elementary School and the difference Playworks has made since starting in August. Students and adminstrators report increased problem solving skills and recess referrals have drastically decreased. Playworks Denver is in eight schools now and is planning on expanding to 16 next school year. If you are interested in bringing Playworks to your school please contact Andrea Woolley at 720-259-1029.

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January 10, 2023

Understanding the Complex Simplicities of Play ›

Play is a behavior that is natural and has existed for thousands of years and across species. It combines a set of made-up rules or norms and a willingness to explore. Researchers, scientists, and doctors have studied the effects of play on kids–and adults–and understand that this natural behavior has tremendous benefits. As the American…

three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…

group of adults assembling kits
group of adults assembling kits

February 2, 2022

Partner with Playworks – Teacher Appreciation Kits ›

Playworks strives to engage with corporate partners and their employees as they play with purpose and experience the importance of our mission – as safe, healthy play and connectivity to our communities proves to be as important as ever – for youth and adults.  This opportunity is a fun and tactile way to engage corporate…