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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January 30, 2019

Hoops—There it is! Playing for Success ›

Everyone knows that living a healthy, active lifestyle has countless health benefits—physical and mental. Yet, as a society, we appear to be getting less and less healthy, with nearly 40% of adults in America clinically obese and 160 million Americans overweight. This, in turn, can lead to low self-esteem and depression. Even more alarming are…

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…

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December 17, 2018

The Power of Play During School Breaks ›

Playworks Michigan Executive Director Angela Rogensues shares how to ensure kids continue to enjoy the power of play even during school breaks. She is joined by Coach Tyler and kids from a local Playworks school who are demonstrating Switch and other fun games that can be played indoors.

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…

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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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