Updates

October 2, 2019

Expanding the Power of Play Across the State ›

We have a vision—of safe, healthy play occurring throughout the state. It is a vision that, with each passing day, is becoming a reality. In fact, for the recently inaugurated 2019-2020 school year, Playworks Michigan is partnering with 17 new schools in three new cities in mid and western Michigan. Let the games begin. In…

September 23, 2019

Playworks Michigan Giving Detroit Schools a Makeover ›

Playworks Michigan and StockX volunteers teamed up to promote the need for safe and healthy play everyday by transforming a plain blacktop at a local elementary school into a colorful space for kids to play. Volunteers stayed for recess to play alongside students and show kids how to play and be respectful to each other.

Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school
Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school

September 23, 2019

It’s Recess Checkup Week ›

It can be hard to understand the impact that your play space has on your school’s culture and your students’ experience, and while there are a lot of solutions worth trying, it’s tough to know what’s working and what’s not. Recess Lab is designed to help more principals, teachers, and students discover the power of…

September 17, 2019

Playworks Junior Coach Program named in DOJ’s ‘Promising Program’ ›

Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reviewed evidence of the Playworks Coach program and found that the program met the criteria for a Promising Program intended to improve school attendance.  The DOJ invests in reviewing research that shows programs positively impact attendance because higher rates of kids attending school “prevents or reduce crime, delinquency, or…

August 12, 2019

School’s Out and the Results Are In! ›

School’s Out and the Results Are In: Survey Validates Playworks’ Mission on the Playground and in the Classroom In our field of play, we are often afforded the unique and rewarding opportunity to witness first-hand the daily, weekly and monthly growth of students at our partnering schools. Each spring we also look at our programs…

May 17, 2019

Prepare. Grow. Love. ›

As our organization began preparing for the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference, the annual gathering of business and governmental leaders aimed at the betterment of our state, I couldn’t help but notice how well this year‘s focus on uniting as “One Michigan,” under the pillars of “Prepare,” “Grow,” and “Love” aligned perfectly with…

April 5, 2019

Playworks on WDIV (NBC) ›

Our Executive Director, Angela Rogensues, sat down with WDIV’s Shawn Ley to talk about the power of play during school breaks and the importance of keeping kids active with healthy play. Playworks on WDIV (NBC)

April 5, 2019

Girls Basketball Jamboree covered in Dearborn Press & Guide ›

Playworks Michigan is introducing local elementary school girls to organized sports, often for the first time through a no-cost, fun-vs-fun, developmental league. Dearborn Heights elementary school to host ‘Power of Play’ basketball league

April 5, 2019

Playworks on 910AM Superstation’s “The Nolan Finley Show” ›

  Playworks appeared on 910AM Superstation’s “The Nolan Finley Show” to discuss the importance of Playworks in schools in Michigan, the upcoming Girls Basketball Jamboree and our various leagues and partnerships, including the Detroit Lions.  Watch the interview with Matt Matthews; Playworks is on at the 1:26 mark.