Updates

September 12, 2013

Open Streets Minneapolis ›

Playworks is partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition for Open Streets Minneapolis. We’re providing opportunities for kids and families to engage in safe, healthy play as this street festival moves around the neighborhoods of Minneapolis.  Play stations include four square, castle ball, jump rope and hoola hoops. You…

February 7, 2013

Soirée For Play: a FUNdraiser for Playworks ›

Join Playworks Twin Cities for Soirée For Play:  a FUNdraiser for Playworks This is your opportunity to celebrate recess and learn more about how Twin Cities schools are partnering with an innovative program that provides safe and meaningful play for nearly 7,000 students in the Twin Cities every day! This festive fundraiser features a cocktail…

December 18, 2012

SAVE THE DATE: 2013 Soirée For Play ›

Join the Playworks Twin Cities Board and KARE-11’s Eric Perkins (a.k.a Perk at Play), local education leaders and supporters of Playworks for an evening of stories and fun including: cocktails, games, silent auction, and dinner. Come hear stories about the critical importance of a healthy recess and active play in every school day. April 11,…

November 28, 2012

KARE 11 Joins the Games at Andersen United Community School! ›

Just before Thanksgiving, Chris Freytag and Belinda Jensen of Twin Cities' KARE 11 put on their November play gear for a day of recess at Andersen United Community School in Minneapolis. Learn more about what they learned on their day on the playground! Non-profit Organization Helps Kids Stay Focused

September 17, 2012

Corporate Kickball Tournament 2013 ›

Join Playworks Minnesota Friday, June 14 for our Third Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament. We'll share an afternoon of friendly competition–and nostalgia brought on by green grass and bouncy balls–as teams compete to win the coveted traveling Playworks Corporate Kickball Trophy. After the tournament, we will continue the fun at a Playworks Sponsored Happy Hour at a nearby establishment. Join us for…

June 7, 2012

Playworks Twin Cities Partners with Minnesota Twins ›

Playworks Twin Cities is thrilled to partner with the Minnesota Twins, who sponsored our Junior Coaches this year and hosted our Junior Coach Conference at Target Field in May.  Through this partnership, the Minnesota Twins honored Playworks Junior Coaches from all nine Minneapolis and Saint Paul Schools on the field in a pre-game ceremony and…

April 19, 2012

Junior Coaches Lead Parent Night: A Coach’s Story ›

One of my favorite things about being a program coordinator is the extra time I get to do leadership and empowerment work with my junior coaches. My school had an open house and asked me to facilitate a short session for new and existing families to see Playworks in action. I decided to play “I…

April 13, 2012

Rethinking Recess: Why students need active play to achieve ›

A Playful Forum exploring the power of play in education Rethinking Recess: Why students need active play to achieveThursday, May 17, 2012, 5:30-8:00pm  Minneapolis Central Library 300 Nicollett Mall – Downtown Minneapolis   An interactive evening learning and playing recess games, learning how active play reduces bullying and improves school performance and opportunities to engage with…

December 12, 2011

Playworks Twin Cities receives $25,000 grant from UCare Fund ›

Playworks Twin Cities has received a $25,000 grant from the UCare Fund, which is a community-directed initiative of UCare. The grant supports the expansion of the Playworks program to nine elementary schools in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Playworks is designed to improve the health of young students by promoting physical activity and engaging students in…