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

Play On!

More Updates


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…