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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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The Indianapolis Rotary Foundation Announces Community Grant Recipients
$80,000 in funding distributed to five Indianapolis nonprofits, including
Playworks Indiana! 

The Indianapolis Rotary Foundation awards annual Community Grants through a competitive application and review process. Playworks Indiana was one of two grantees to receive $25,000 to support the relaunch of our developmental sports leagues during the 2021-2022 school year in partnership with Indiana Sports Corp.

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Latest News


June 30, 2022

End of Year Lookbook ›

As we close out the 2021-2022 school year, let’s take a look back at a great year of safe, healthy, and inclusive play for Hoosier kids across all of Playworks Indiana’s services:  Fall In the fall, we kicked off the school year by welcoming our new AmeriCorps members to serve as Coaches and TeamUp Site…

June 21, 2022

Program Spotlight: TagTeam ›

What is TagTeam? Playworks TagTeam is an evidence-informed service that was piloted as a national partnership between Playworks and the Boys and Girls Club of America in 2019 and launched in select local markets with school based clubs. This service expands Playworks’ capacity to provide high quality impact across the state by growing the number…

May 11, 2022

Junior Coaches- Leaders On and Off the Playground ›

 Spring time at Playworks Indiana is filled with joy and activity as the days get longer and the weather gets warmer! Students are able to enjoy more consistent outdoor play and recess; our 3rd and 4th graders have fun and build skills with after school developmental sports leagues like kickball; the end of the school…

April 28, 2022

Building Skill Through Play: Cooperation between Adults and Students ›

Our Playworks staff are leading the change when it comes to creating a safe, healthy, and inclusive playground, and none of it could be done without the support of our partner school staff. While our impact focus is generally on our students, adults are a huge, necessary component of a healthy and positive school climate…

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Upcoming Events


October 06, 2022 @ 9:00 AM

2022 Kickball Tournament ›

Save the date! Our Kickball Tournament is our most popular event of the year! The day is filled with games, drinks, food, and a good time with coworkers. Teams ranging…

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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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9511 Angola Court Suite 213
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

t: 317.961.1526

      

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