Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.
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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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 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.
They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.
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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The MolinaCares Accord
October 12, 2023
The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Michigan, presented a $25,000 grant to Playworks Michigan, a nonprofit that leverages the power of play to help children build…
May 15, 2023
I am so thrilled to continue my journey with the Playworks Michigan team after joining as Executive Director in November 2022. After only a few months I have had the…
May 2, 2023
Hundreds of elementary students from across the state were in Detroit Sunday for a Playworks girls basketball jamboree. Elementary school students from Detroit, Metro Detroit and all the way from…
Press & Guide
February 7, 2023
The Detroit Lions Foundation and Playworks teamed up to host hundreds of area students at the Lions training facility for a game of fun. The “Jamboree” that brings together students…
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2200 Hunt Street, #434
Detroit, MI 48207
We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in. Contact us to find out more about Playworks Michigan.