About Playworks Michigan

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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Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Michigan in 2010. Playworks Michigan serves low-income schools across Detroit through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Michigan through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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October 7, 2020

Christa Williams ›

Christa joined Playworks Michigan in August 2018, serving as an AmeriCorps Coach for two years in Dearborn. Born in Detroit and raised in Canton, Christa was educated in the Plymouth-Canton Community School District before pursuing a degree in Culinary Arts…

April 29, 2022

Amanda Ampey ›

Amanda recently joined Playworks and is serving the Kalamazoo region in her role as a Site Coordinator. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation. She discovered her love of working with children early in her…

January 6, 2022

Chad Bauchan ›

Chad is in his first year with Playworks he is serving as a Site Coordinator for the Kalamazoo region. Chad is originally from Grand Rapids MI, where he still lives today. He went to Forest Hills Central High School, and…

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