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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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January 20, 2022

Power of Play and Group Management ›

Join our two-day virtual interactive workshop teaches proven strategies to prevent and redirect challenging behavior, foster a stronger sense of engagement, develop social/emotional skills and enhance opportunities for physical activity. Taught by professional Playworks trainers, each workshop in the series draws on various learning styles and builds on core principles of child development. The program’s…

January 19, 2022

Coach Spotlight: Allie Cutshaw ›

For the past few weeks, we’ve been highlighting our AmeriCorps Coaches and learning about them, their schools, and how Playworks impacts students through the power of play. Our last Coach we would like to introduce is Allie Cutshaw. Allie was the last member to join the Coach program this year but we are so glad…

January 12, 2022

Coach Spotlight: Patrick Knorr ›

For a Playworks Coach, an AmeriCorps service year is one school year. Sometimes at Playworks, our Coaches love that first year so much they come back for multiple years in a row. That is exactly the case for the next Coach in our spotlight series, Patrick Knorr. Patrick  returned for a second AmeriCorps service year…

January 6, 2022

The Volunteer Perspective-A 2022 Reflection from our Board Member ›

How I joined the Board of a Nonprofit and why Playworks Indiana is so important to me By: Danny Embry Starting the year off with a bit of reflection, and decided I wanted to share my story about joining a non-profit board, Playworks Indiana. Lot’s of people have asked me “how did you get on…

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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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