March 1, 2016

Great Story from Coach J. ›

As I walked through the halls of Kindezi Old Fourth Ward giving out high fives, a teacher named Ms. Rygmr stopped me to express how grateful she was for the transformation she has seen in one of her students since he became a junior coach. She was “ecstatic” about the overall improvement in his behavior! Later in the…

March 1, 2016

Volleyball Extravaganza ›

Playworks Georgia kicked off this year’s Co-Ed Volleyball League with our annual Volleyball Extravaganza! Volleyball teams from five of our schools, each led by a rockstar AmeriCorps Coach, gathered at KIPP WAYS Academy for a morning of skill-building, teamwork, and fun! We started the day with a welcome cheer led by our superstar Program Manager and…

February 23, 2016

Playworks Girls Basketball League a Huge Success ›

Playworks Georgia would like to send a big WHOOOOSH clap to all the students and families who came out for our Girls’ Basketball League! Thank you to everyone who participated in our first league of the Spring. Attendance and spirits were high throughout the season, and we’re especially thankful to the KIPP WAYS Academy team…

January 14, 2016

Great Story from Coach Jubee ›

As I was walking through the school after recess, a parent walked up to me and asked me if I was the coach. I said yes. She went on to tell me about how Playworks has had a positive impact on her child. She shared that her son sometimes has trouble managing his emotions. But one night she noticed…

August 17, 2015

Playworks Preservice in Indiana ›

The Playworks Georgia team visits Indiana for training and festivities to start the year off right. The Georgia team enjoyed a productive and fun-filled preservice in Indianapolis, Indiana the week of August 3, 2015. The team was joined by staff and coaches from New Orleans and Indianapolis. Playworks believes in the power of play of power to…

April 16, 2015

Playworks Georgia Annual Survey 2014-2015 ›

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July 7, 2014

Playworks Georgia is on the Ground ›

Playworks Georgia now has a home in Midtown Atlanta and has hit the ground running. With senior staff hired and more folks on the way, our newest region is open for business and ready to serve Georgia schools beginning with the new school year. Ellen McCarty, the new executive director, has been on board since May and…

July 2, 2014

Georgia SHAPE Partners with Playworks ›

Continuing in its commitment to improve the health and fitness of Georgia’s young people, Georgia SHAPE today announces a new long-term partnership with Playworks, a national nonprofit organization creating a place free of bullying for every kid on the playground. Playworks, with its innovative anti-bullying curriculum, literally changes recess through game play and will provide staff…

June 26, 2014

A Big High-Five to the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation ›

Playworks is thrilled to be supported by the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation (AFYF) in our efforts to bring the power of play to Georgia’s kids. Thanks in large part to the Foundation’s generosity as a Founding Partner, we’ve been able to launch Playworks Georgia in conjunction with Georgia SHAPE, with the goal of providing direct service…