Playworks Michigan

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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March 5, 2018

Getting Things Done in the Motor City! ›

Our AmeriCorps members are the shining light of the programming here in Michigan! They hold the very rewarding, and sometimes challenging position of being the day-to-day faces of our overall mission. All of our Playworks Coach schools are supported by AmeriCorps members. They serve Monday through Friday at their school sites, but also dedicate a…

November 28, 2017

Real Players Don’t Bully 2017 ›

October is National Bullying Prevention Month At Playworks Michigan, we promote inclusion and respect in everything that we do. This year alone, we are helping over 17,000 students feel included and engaged in their school community by leveraging the power of safe, healthy play. And our school partners are noticing a difference. Last school year,…

August 25, 2017

Board Member Spotlight ›

With the new fiscal year in full swing, we wanted to take time to reflect and celebrate one of our board members, Stephanie, who has helped expand and enrich Playworks' impact in Michigan. Stephanie, owner of the Stay and Play Social Club, is passionate about bringing safe, healthy play to children in Michigan’s elementary schools. Whether spreading the word…

April 26, 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Week 2017 ›

During Volunteer Appreciation Week 2017, Playworks Michigan would like to thank all of our volunteers who dedicate their passion and energy to bring out the best in every kid. We wouldn't be able to make an impact in our area without their support. This school year, we have had the honor of working with over 100 volunteers.…

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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.

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2990 W. Grand Blvd. Suite 231
Detroit, MI 48202

t: 313.879.4934
f: 313.432.2945


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