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Playworks brings out the best in every kid, through play. 

We build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of belonging. Partnering with teachers, principals, and parents, we make sure kids have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and in our community. A randomized control trial found that compared to students at similar schools, Playworks students were more physically active and teachers reported that students had greater feelings of school safety and less bullying behavior. Learn more about our impact. 

I love Playworks and my students and staff do too! The energetic positive attitudes of the coaches is contagious! Ro- Sham-Bo, Butterfly Tag and Match Me are a few of my favorite things I have seen teachers take from class game time and use in their classrooms.

Diya Hafiz

Principal, Brehms Lane Elementary Middle, Baltimore, MD

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September 6, 2017

Playworks Featured in Landmark Report on the State of Play in Baltimore ›

Maryland, MD—September 6, 2017—In a report released today by the renowned, international think tank, the Aspen Institute, Playworks Maryland earned recognition for bringing the power of play to East Baltimore’s school children. The report, "State of Play: Baltimore," shared 40…

February 24, 2017

Happy AmeriCorps Week! ›

Since September, our AmeriCorps members have collectively provided more than 10,000 hours of service to youth across Maryland! Together, they have made a difference in the lives of nearly 10,000 students at 18 elementary schools. To all AmeriCorps members across…

November 22, 2016

First Soccer League Season Finished! ›

On Saturday, November 19, Playworks Maryland finished off our first league season of the year with soccer. One hundred students from our partner schools turned out to showcase their soccer skills that were honed over six weeks of game development. Our…

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