December 17, 2014

Why We Play ›

Playworks is the leading nonprofit leveraging the power of play to support and improve children's physical and emotional health. Focusing on recess, Playworks programs provide an opportunity for every student to learn collaboration, teamwork, respect, and inclusion – all through safe, fun, healthy play at school every day.

December 11, 2014

An Ode to Keeping Your Promise: J.R.W.’s Story ›

Transitions can be tough. Be it starting at a new school, getting a new teacher, or experiencing the change in seasons, going from the familiar to the unknown can yield uncertainty, confusion, and strife. For the third graders at the Indianapolis Academy of Excellence, one of the toughest transitions of the day was going back inside at the…

December 2, 2014

Experience Playworks at the Because KIDS COUNT conference ›

On Tuesday, December 2, Playworks will be presenting The Power of Play from 1:45 to 3:15 PM in Room 108 during the Because KIDS COUNT conference taking place at the Indiana Convention Center. Learn how to change school climate by creating a safe, inclusive environment where children receive the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical benefits of an…

April 1, 2014

IU Health highlights Playworks as a perfect fit for new “Strong Schools” grants ›

Indiana University Health (IU Health) has unveiled the "Strong Schools" grant program to fight childhood obesity across Indiana. These grants provide money to help incorporate at least 30 minutes of physical activity into the school day. 22 "IU Health Strong Schools" grants will be awarded to elementary schools across the state. There are three grant options:…

October 11, 2013

Meet Coach Carolyn ›

Hello everyone, my name is Carolyn Themel and I am the Playworks program coordinator at Sense (Southeast Neighborhood School of Excellence) Charter School in Indiana.  One interesting thing about Sense Charter is that it was a drum manufacturing facility before it was converted into a school.  I have seen an immense change from when I first…

October 1, 2013

A week in Indianapolis ›

Playworks debuted in Indianapolis in May, 2013, with “Recess Roll-Out,” with seven coaches placed full time in seven schools to demonstrate how Playworks could begin to make an impact in just one week. Here’s a look at the experience through the eyes Coach Kristen, who spent her week at IPS 51. Monday During the 3rd…