As School Year Closes: We Look Back

  1. Updates

As we wrap up the 2012-13 school year, it is nice to reflect back on the fun we’ve had and the positive changes we’ve seen in our schools and students we serve. Our amazing coaches have spent the school year playing with, guiding and teaching over 5,000 students in our 11 partner schools. As a result, school spirit and inclusiveness has increased, bullying has decreased and students are returning to the classroom focused and ready to learn. Also, more than 150 students had the benefit of joining a basketball or volleyball team; many of them joining a team for the very first time.  

Playworks Denver would like to thank the amazing staff at our schools, our hard-working and inspiring coaches, our hundreds of supporters and, of course, the students who make it all worth it; thank you everyone for making this a great year! 

We encourage everyone to stay active and playful throughout the summer.  If you need game ideas remember to check out our playbook; it’s filled with tons of fun, active games that will keep a smile on your face all summer long.

We are excited to start a new chapter. We'll be kicking off the 2013-14 school year and expanding into 18 schools across Denver and Aurora. 

We are looking forward to the new opportunities ahead of us and cannot wait to continue our mission. Play is contagious and guess what, folks? It’s spreading quickly! 

More Updates


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…

screenshot of recess video
screenshot of recess video

Aurora Public Schools Teams up With Non-profit to Strengthen Kiddos Social & Emotional Skills

November 29, 2021

Partnership with Aurora Public Schools to Strengthen SEL Skills ›

The browser you are using does not have support for iframes. Please upgrade to the latest version to see this content. Aurora Public Schools is partnering with Playworks to increase opportunities for kids to gain critical social and emotional skills through play. This new support is available to elementary school students at 32 elementary schools…

August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…