In the News

Kids at Lions stadium
Kids at Lions stadium

CBS News

March 25, 2024

Detroit Lions host kids from across Michigan for day of activity at Ford Field ›

Playworks Michigan and the Detroit Lions Foundation hosted their annual “Football Jamboree” at Ford Field on March 24.

Molina check presentation
Molina check presentation

The MolinaCares Accord

October 12, 2023

The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation Presents $25,000 Grant to Playworks ›

 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…

CBS Detroit

May 2, 2023

Detroit Pistons host girls basketball jamboree ›

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

Playworks hosts 200 area students at Lions training facility ›

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…

Crain's Detroit Business

October 18, 2022

Playworks Michigan names new executive director ›

Playworks Michigan named Vincent Kirkwood as the new executive director. Through coordinated playground programs and trainings with schools and youth organizations, Playworks aims to help children learn empathy, conflict resolution,…

Manistee News Advocate

October 14, 2022

MAPS implements program to cut down on playground bullying ›

Manistee Area Public Schools has implemented a new program in order to help students learn to better interact with one another on the heels of the coronavirus pandemic necessitating cohorting…

students playing soccer
students playing soccer

Dearbook Press & Guide

May 26, 2022

Soccer Jamboree held in Dearborn ›

In a rare double-feature event, Playworks hosted a Soccer Jamboree, as well as a Rock, Paper, Scissors qualifying tournament that will be part of an attempted Guinness World Record later…

blacktop playground
blacktop playground

Bridge Michigan

April 20, 2022

Recess needed more than ever, but lacking in too much of Michigan ›

Roughly one in five elementary school students gets less than 20 minutes of recess time each day, according to a new survey of school administrators conducted by the Coalition for Michigan…

adults playing rock paper scissors
adults playing rock paper scissors

Crain's Detroit Business

March 28, 2022

Corporate recess could be coming to an employer near you ›

Playworks Michigan pilots Corporate Recess post-pandemic employee team building. Think you’re too old to play tag or dodge a ball? Playworks doesn’t. It’s launching “corporate recess” team-building activities with Southeastern…