Playworks Maryland

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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Latest News

January 2, 2019

Playworks Named 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2018 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support…

Comcast Newsmakers

November 14, 2018

Playing to Build Social and Health Skills ›

Yolanda Vazquez speaks with Danielle Marshall, the Executive Director of Playworks, about the organization, the mission and work that they do, and the impact they have on the kids that they work with.

Kars4Kids Grants

November 14, 2018

Playworks Maryland: Leveraging the Power of Play ›

Kars4Kids spoke with Executive Director of Playworks Maryland, Danielle Marshall, to learn more about Playworks.

November 2, 2018

Playworks Maryland & Baltimore Ravens Unite for Hometown Huddle ›

On October 21, Playworks Maryland teamed up with the Baltimore Ravens and the United Way of Central Maryland for the 2018 Hometown Huddle. Kids from Curtis Bay Elementary School arrived at the Under Armour House at Fayette where they met Ravens players Tim White, Alvin Jones, Lamar Jackson, Chuck Clark, Makinton Doreleant, Cyrus Jones, and…

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Upcoming Events

June 21, 2019 @ 11:30 AM

Playworks MD 2019 Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Rally your team members for the annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Fundraiser on June 21, 2019 at Carroll Park. Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Maryland…

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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.

Contact Us

2601 N. Howard St.
Suite 310
Baltimore, MD 21218

t: 410.779.3307
f: 443.927.7248


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