Playworks Indiana 2020-2021 Impact Report

  1. Updates

For over 20 years, Playworks has given kids foundational skills for success on the playground, in the classroom, and in the community. We are the leading organization that leverages play to promote healthy behaviors and increase social and emotional learning, at recess and throughout the school day.

During this last school year, we were all faced with new challenges brought on by the pandemic and had to constantly adapt to changing instructional environments. As we endured a year of pandemic learning with our school partners, Playworks remained committed to creating learning environments where all students are included and have the opportunity to be physically active while developing key social-emotional skills, like cooperation and conflict resolution. These skills are more essential than ever in helping kids combat the stress and anxiety of the pandemic and experience joy again, all through the power of play.

Despite the challenges of pandemic learning, Playworks ensured more than 48,000 children in 134 Indiana elementary schools and youth organizations experienced safe, healthy, and inclusive play this past school year.  As we embark on the new school year here in Indiana, there is a lot to be celebrated! Playworks Indiana is proud to share our 2020-2021 Indiana Impact Report

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November 30, 2022

Building Skill Through Play: Successful Game Participation ›

At Playworks, games are integral to what we do and in order to have a successful game, you need student engagement and participation. This November, our teams leaned into the skill of successful game participation, recognizing that game participation is about uplifting fun for all participants, not just individuals or game winners. For young learners,…

November 2, 2022

Building Skill Through Play: Safe Tagging and Inclusive Play ›

Playworks Indiana had a busy October, emphasizing safe tagging and inclusive play at our partner schools and starting our second All IN Sports league of the year, Flag Football! Organized sports, especially football, can be a really intimidating sport for both students and parents to get excited about due to the physicality factor. At Playworks,…

October 25, 2022

Playworks Indiana’s 2022 Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Playworks Indiana’s 2022 Corporate Kickball Tournament was a spectacular day! We are so excited to share a recap of the day, filled with amazing plays, awesome kicks, and a lot of comradery and fun! Check out photos from the day here and watch our recap video, courtesy of Frontrunner Media! Now let’s get into the…