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Goin' Yard for Youth graphic
Goin' Yard for Youth graphic


March 28, 2024

“Goin’ Yard For Youth” Charitable Giving Program ›

For the third consecutive season, Treasure Island Resort & Casino and the St. Paul Saints are partnering to give back to local youth development nonprofit organizations, including Playworks Minnesota, through…

Fastbreak Foundation logo
Fastbreak Foundation logo


November 3, 2023

The Fastbreak Foundation Announces 2023-24 Starting Five Grant Recipients ›

The Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx announced the 2023-24 season Starting Five grant recipients from the Fastbreak Foundation. This year’s grant recipients includes Playworks MN, A Mothers Love Initiative, Special Olympics…

US Bank employees playing foursquare
US Bank employees playing foursquare

US Bank

August 28, 2023

Making an impact one recess at a time ›

Recess on the Hill, as it’s known, is hosted by local nonprofit Playworks and was created to raise awareness of the power of play. U.S. Bank executive vice president of consumer lending…


June 2, 2023

Recess with a purpose | Beloved guest educator specializes in ‘social play’ ›

Coach Travis Evans is reintroducing kids to skills disrupted because of the pandemic…A program specialist for nonprofit Playworks, Evans shows classrooms how to play games that get more challenging each round. Visits…

ABC 5 Eyewitness News

May 16, 2019

Allianz Life Insurance teams up with Playworks for ‘Teach Me to Play Day’ ›

About 40 volunteers came out to play kickball at Earle Brown Elementary School in Brooklyn Center on Wednesday.  Allianz Life Insurance teamed up with Playworks Minnesota for ‘Teach Me to…


February 26, 2019

Indoor recess program keeps kids active in winter ›

Recess could easily be chaotic, especially with more than 1,000 kids cooped up indoors because it’s too snowy or cold. But at Turtle Lake Elementary School, indoor recess is organized. And…

The Education Digest

May 1, 2018

Playworks Transforms Elementary School ›

The K-12 education system is changing.   Educators and lawmakers are starting to place as much value on helping young people to develop social emotional skills, such as leadership, collaboration, and conflict resolution, as they…