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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Latest News

August 12, 2019

School’s Out and the Results Are In! ›

School’s Out and the Results Are In: Survey Validates Playworks’ Mission on the Playground and in the Classroom In our field of play, we are often afforded the unique and rewarding opportunity to witness first-hand the daily, weekly and monthly growth of students at our partnering schools. Each spring we also look at our programs…

June 4, 2019

Playworks on 910 Superstation ›

Our Executive Director, Angela Rogensues, sat down with Kelly Cobb from The Nolan Finley Show on 910 AM Superstation during the Mackinac Policy Conference to discuss the Power of Play and how the skills children learn on the playground help them be successful in life.


May 30, 2019

WPHM Radio Interview: Mackinac Policy Conference ›

Today’s children face countless challenges when accessing safe and healthy play. Many elementary schools lack the basic infrastructure or personnel needs to support a daily recess for students. Alexandra Gardner, Development Director, shares with WPHM the ways in which Playworks Michigan levels the playing field for the benefit of all children in the state.

Everything Blue Water TV

May 30, 2019

Playworks Michigan on EBW TV ›

Executive Director Angela Rogensues sits down with Everything Blue Water TV to discuss education, business and the power of play at the annual Mackinac Policy Conference. With multiple partners in the Port Huron area, Playworks’ impact across the state of Michigan continues to grow.

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Upcoming Events

October 03, 2019 @ 5:30 PM

Get in the Game 2019 ›

Join us alongside business and community leaders in honoring: Game Changer Award Detroit Lions   Recess Superhero Miles Killbrew   Educator of the Year Amy Modica   Let’s celebrate safe and…

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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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