About Playworks Colorado

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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Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Colorado in 2010. Playworks Colorado serves low-income schools across Denver, Aurora, and Mapleton through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Colorado through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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October 21, 2021

Frannie Julison ›

Frannie is in her 8th school year with working in public education. She served one year as a City Year member, two year as a middle school physical educator and one year as a director for before and after care.…

October 21, 2021

Blake Heldt-Werle ›

Having earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Westminster College, Blake began his career with Playworks Utah in 2015. After two years of advocating safe, inclusive, and healthy play with the children of West Valley, he took his passion…

October 22, 2021

Tyler Lenox ›

Tyler graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelors in Physical Education in 2015. He then started coaching local high school and elementary teams while substitute teaching. After moving to Colorado in 2017, Tyler soon found Playworks and began the…

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