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Playworks brings out the best in every kid, through play. 

We build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of belonging. Partnering with teachers, principals, and parents, we make sure kids have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and in our community. A randomized control trial found that compared to students at similar schools, Playworks students were more physically active and teachers reported that students had greater feelings of school safety and less bullying behavior. Learn more about our impact. 

The bottom line for me is that having Playworks ultimately ensures more instructional time. I have found that the kids who can least afford to spend time in my office are the kids who do spend the most time. Having Playworks provides another opportunity for our kids to not only learn but succeed in school and in life.


Robert F. Beam

Principal, Johnson Elementary School

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October 10, 2017

Broncos and CarMax PlayDay Brings Excitement to the Playground  ›

Playworks, the Denver Broncos, and CarMax teamed up to create an inspiring day for play at Maxwell Elementary and Greenwood Academy. Denver Bronco wide receiver Demaryius Thomas jumped into recess alongside Denver Broncos cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot at Maxwell…

April 10, 2017

Junior Coach Leadership Conference 2017 ›

We had our annual Junior Coach Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 8 at Howell K-8. Twenty partner schools from both our Playworks Coach and TeamUp services were represented at this conference. The theme of the day was a spin on…

February 22, 2017

Playworks AmeriCorps Members are Inspired to Serve ›

During AmeriCorps Week 2017, we like to highlight our AmeriCorps members' commitment to serving youth. Every day of the school year, each of our 12 AmeriCorps members in Colorado transforms the school day through play. They teach kids that it is okay to try…

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