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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October 12, 2018

Playworks Michigan’s First Development Director ›

Playworks Michigan announces Alexandra Gardner as the Region’s First Development Director The national nonprofit builds out its development team to support regional growth. DETROIT, MI— Playworks today announced the appointment of Alexandra Gardner as the organization’s first Development Director in the Michigan Region. In this new role, Gardner will be charged with raising over $1,000,000…

October 11, 2018

Playworks & EduPath Partner Together to Grow the Power of Play ›

Playworks Michigan is proud to announce a partnership with EduPaths to bring the power of play to schools across the state. EduPaths is an online professional development platform for educators with courses designed to expand their respective understanding on a variety of topics. On October 5, EduPaths will launch “Power of Play: Strategies for Integrating…

August 29, 2018

$1.9 Million Grant to Help Playworks Michigan Reach 130 Schools in Southeast Michigan ›

Playworks Michigan has landed a $1.9 million grant that it will use to help reach more than 130 schools and 50,000 students in Southeast Michigan over three years. The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation in Detroit gave a $4.6 million grant to Playworks’ national organization to aid its affiliates in Michigan and New York.

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…

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Upcoming Events


October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 PM

Get in the Game 2018 ›

Join us alongside business and community leaders in honoring: We will celebrate thousands of Michigan students having access to safe and healthy play everyday. We will combine your favorite games, hundreds…

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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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