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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December 6, 2018

My Cause, My Cleats: Miles Killebrew ›

Playworks Michigan wants to give a double whoosh clap to Detroit Lions player, Miles Killebrew. Miles chose Playworks Michigan to be the beneficiaries of My Cause, My Cleats, a fundraiser where NFL players proudly show off the charity of their choice on their cleats during Week 13 of the season. Additionally, Playworks Michigan will receive $10 for…

November 19, 2018

Get In The Game 2018 ›

Playworks Michigan is sending a HUGE thank you to all who attended and helped make this year’s Get in the Game the most profitable and most attended one yet! We would especially like to thank all of our sponsors and donors for helping us achieve this success! Funds raised will help Playworks bring safe and healthy…

November 5, 2018

Seventh Annual Get in the Game Event ›

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US AT OUR SEVENTH ANNUAL GET IN THE GAME! We celebrated thousands of Michigan students having access to safe and healthy play everyday. We played everyone’s favorite games, celebrated with hundreds of passionate changemakers, and heard some inspiring moments. Thank You To Our Sponsors: MVP and Title Sponsor  …

November 2, 2018

Detroit Lions Real Players Don’t Bully Rally ›

On October 23, Playworks Michigan partnered with the Detroit Lions to host a Real Players Don’t Bully Pep Rally at one of our partner elementary schools, Hutchinson Elementary. The NFL stars joined the kids in playing inclusive games, giving out lots of high-fives, and sharing the message that it’s cool to be kind.    “You…

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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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