Updates

February 4, 2022

Playworks Indiana TeamUp Service ›

Playworks offers a variety of service options to best meet the needs of our partner schools and youth serving organizations. And while we’ve been telling you all about our Coach program recently, we want to shift gears and talk about our other school based service, TeamUp. TeamUp provides a Playworks Site Coordinator to up to…

February 4, 2022

Playworks Indiana 2021-2022 Mid Year Report ›

As we continue to navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19, Playworks has leaned into the healing power of play to strengthen and support our communities. Our partnerships have allowed us to ensure that kids across Indiana feel safe within their school, are supported by adult role models, and have access to positive outlets for physical…

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…

Group of children holding banner
Group of children holding banner

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…

adult and child playing on playground equipment
adult and child playing on playground equipment

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…

January 5, 2022

Coach Spotlight: Stephan Fonville ›

Playworks means something different to everyone. It means something different as a kid who has Playworks at recess and a Coach who is implementing Playworks at their school. For Stephan Fonville, Playworks means hope.  “Being a coach has given me hope. Everybody is living different lives. You can never know what people are going through…

December 14, 2021

Coach Spotlight: Nathan Lawder ›

Nathan Lawder loves to be silly with his students at recess. It’s the main reason he was interested in Playworks to begin with. Getting to wake up and play everyday was a no brainer for him. We’d like to introduce our third Coach in our spotlight series, Nathan Lawder. Nathan’s AmeriCorps journey was a little…

December 8, 2021

FREE Training Opportunity: Before & After Care Programs ›

Does your school offer before school, after school, or summer programs? How are these staff trained to incorporate academics, life skills, AND play? Playworks has partnered with the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) to offer professional development services to schools and their out-of-school time (OST) programs at no cost. Learn More & Express Interest  …