Playworks Indiana

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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Kids CAN succeed through play! Be the one to show them they can!

Playworks Indiana will serve 44,500 kids in 89 schools and organizations during the 2019-2020 school year and the demand for our services continues to grow. Seeded by a launch gift from Kaleidoscope Youth Center, the Campaign for Play is an initiative to raise $220,000 in new donations in 2020 allowing us to make the investment necessary to ensure all kids have the opportunity to engage in safe, healthy, inclusive play every day!

 

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March 24, 2020

#PlayAtHome with Playworks ›

Playworks wants to help make sure kids still get to play every day. School closures are significantly changing day-to-day life for kids across the country and the world. Families are looking for ways to keep their kids engaged, active, and having fun. And teachers are looking for support interacting with students virtually. Playworks is here…

March 16, 2020

Helping Our Communities ›

Like you, we are very concerned as the spreading coronavirus impacts so many people, communities, and organizations across the country. Our priority is to take actions for everyone’s safety. We are following CDC and state/local health agency guidelines and are partnering with schools with an aim of preventing the spread of the virus, while also…

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…

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Upcoming Events


May 06, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

2020 Playworks Indiana Kickball Tournament ›

About Our Kickball Tournament Playworks Indiana’s Kickball Tournament is an active employee engagement event that brings teams of 10-15 coworkers together through tournament play of the beloved playground game—kickball. Companies…

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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 249
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268

t: 317.961.1526

      

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