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Playworks brings out the best in every kid, through play. 

We build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of belonging. Partnering with teachers, principals, and parents, we make sure kids have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and in our community. A randomized control trial found that compared to students at similar schools, Playworks students were more physically active and teachers reported that students had greater feelings of school safety and less bullying behavior. Learn more about our impact. 

I have a student whose difficulties sometimes makes other students keep their distance; however, during Playworks, he has opportunities to show that he is an important part of the group and all depend on him to accomplish tasks required to play the games. Everyone in class benefits from learning to give others a chance.

Maria Tamez

Teacher, Academy of the Americas, Detroit, MI

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April 26, 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Week 2017 ›

During Volunteer Appreciation Week 2017, Playworks Michigan would like to thank all of our volunteers who dedicate their passion and energy to bring out the best in every kid. We wouldn't be able to make an impact in our area without their…

March 14, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

PlayShop in Michigan ›

Playworks Michigan is pleased to offer our PlayShop, a three hour experiential workshop designed to empower you to transform your recess or your physical activity programming! The PlayShop will equip you with: Tangible group management and conflict resolution tools that can be…

February 24, 2017

Celebrating our Coaches During AmeriCorps Week ›

During the week of March 4-11, 2017, AmeriCorps programs all across the country will be celebrating the many contributions that over 80,000 members make each year. AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public…

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