Updates

December 4, 2019

Oregon State University Study Finds High-Quality Recess Positively Impacts Student Behaviors ›

A recent study by the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Services found that high-quality recess contributes to the executive function, emotional self-control, resilience, and positive classroom behavior in elementary school children. While past studies explored the benefits related to the amount of recess time, this is the first study to address…

November 7, 2019

Give Kids the Childhood They Deserve ›

When kids feel included and supported at recess, they’re more likely to thrive in school and in life. Everyone deserves a chance to become the best possible version of themselves. Kids need us to make that possible for them.  Not all kids feel like they fit in at school. Feeling safe and like you belong is…

November 6, 2019

Playworks Named 2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2019 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support…

November 1, 2019

Playworks Recruits Playful Professionals with LinkedIn For Nonprofits ›

At Playworks, we seek out energetic, creative people who ensure every kid has the chance to play every day. Our core values of inclusion, respect, healthy community, and healthy play are the foundation of our organization and are infused in all aspects of our work, including recruiting and retaining the best playful professionals we can.…

October 31, 2019

October Coach of the Month! ›

Our October Coach of the Month is….Coach Jeff! Coach Jeff is a second-year AmeriCorps Program Coordinator at Village East Elementary School in Aurora, CO. Jeff comes to Colorado after spending a year being an AmeriCorps member for Playworks Southern California. Jeff has not skipped a beat since coming to Colorado and is already running a…

October 18, 2019

Congratulations to the Recess Checkup Week Winner! ›

Congratulations to Amy Woltering of Sandrock Elementary in Colorado for being the recipient of a one year subscription to PlayworksU online learning. Amy took the recess checkup during recess checkup week (9/23-9/27) to be the winner of this awesome prize. Thank you Amy for taking the checkup and helping us promote safe and healthy play…

October 2, 2019

September Coach of the Month! ›

Our September Coach of the Month is….Coach Frannie! Coach Frannie is a third-year program coordinator at Newlon Elementary School in Denver, CO. In her third year, Coach Frannie has become a leader at her school and for Playworks Colorado and works endlessly to teach the same leadership to her Junior Coaches.   During the month of…

Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school
Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school

September 23, 2019

It’s Recess Checkup Week ›

Congratulations to Amy Woltering of Sandrock Elementary for being the recipient of a one year subscription to PlayworksU online learning.  Amy took the recess checkup during recess checkup week to be the winner of this awesome prize. Thank you Amy for taking the checkup and helping us promote safe and healthy play in schools. You can…

September 17, 2019

Playworks Junior Coach Program named in DOJ’s ‘Promising Program’ ›

Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reviewed evidence of the Playworks Coach program and found that the program met the criteria for a Promising Program intended to improve school attendance.  The DOJ invests in reviewing research that shows programs positively impact attendance because higher rates of kids attending school “prevents or reduce crime, delinquency, or…