Playworks Georgia

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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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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June 29, 2018

Great Stories from the Playground: Coach O ›

Working with Playworks has completely changed how I view the world and my place within it. I’ve always loved working with children and felt like I had a special ability to connect with kids of any age, but I have often felt more like a glorified babysitter rather than a teacher or person of influence.…

April 19, 2018

Playworks Georgia and Atlanta Falcons ›

Playworks Georgia proudly presents a video made in partnership with the Atlanta Falcons! The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation has been our partner in play since before our regional launch in 2014. Their dedication towards increasing kids’ access to physical activity falls perfectly in line with our mission, and Playworks Georgia has been particularly fortunate to…

April 11, 2018

National Volunteer Week: Meet Our Board Members ›

Playworks Georgia looks forward to celebrating our volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21. National Volunteer Week is a time that allows us to shine a light on and give high fives to the people who spend their time with us in order to make a change in their communities with no expectations…

April 5, 2018

Community of Players: Kids, Coaches, and Parents! ›

Approximately 120 students from nine of our partner schools took part in Playworks Georgia’s volleyball league this spring. The kids put in 10-12 hours of practice time with their coaches and then came out to show their new skills of setting, bunting, and serving. The first game of each night always began with our problem-solver, as well…

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A Better Recess


Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

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1708 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 320
Atlanta, GA 30309

t: 470.355.9805

 

    

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