Civility, inclusion and respect matter! The sky is the limit when children truly feel safe and healthy in their school environment. All to often these critical areas suffer from societal divisions, parent pressure, online behavior, and lack of teacher training focused on social & emotional skills and physical activity.
Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to help children find their voice, become more physically active, infuse curiosity and learn new and inclusive ways of interacting with their teachers and peers. Our full and part-time coaches as well as teacher trainings are uniquely focused on in-school time and strive toward improving school climate and fun!
In a given year, a Playworks school recovers almost 20 hours of instructional time and reduce bullying and other non-inclusive behaviors by over 40%. Conflict resolution? Rock Paper Scissors is back!
Community is more important now than ever before. We need to think local, act local, and give local. And we need you. In the Mid-Atlantic, Playworks serves over 6,000 teachers, 42,500 children and 97 schools. That is just 4% of the elementary school children in Washington DC, VA, MD and WVA. We can do more with your help.
The holiday season is just around the corner, and we invite you to kick it off with us on Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, people around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and make an impact. This year, we want to hit our goal of $50,000 to ensure we can continue to make a difference in our community.
That’s why this Giving Tuesday, we’re inviting you to help us continue to serve our local community. You can donate directly, or set up your own fundraising page and reach out to your network.
Your support makes a big impact. Play WORKS!