Playworks believes that all children deserve the opportunity to engage in safe and healthy play. We are excited about partnering with others who share this belief and recognize the positive benefits that investing in safe and healthy play can have in communities across the country. We seek to collaborate with and celebrate the successes of a range of partners focused on serving youth, changing adult practice, influencing decision-makers, and building awareness around this issue.

If you are interested in making safe and healthy play a reality for many more kids each day please consider joining us and our school partners in this effort.

Please email Brandon Elsner at if you are interested in joining us alongside our existing partners to make safe and healthy play a reality for many more kids across the country.


The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) leads a collaborative of schools and nonprofits in North Minneapolis. This collaborative offers comprehensive support to children of color and their families on the Northside, to ensure scholars graduate from high school ready for college.





Ramsey County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative works across systems to meet the complex needs of youth with mental health disorders and their families. RCCMHC believes that services and supports for youth with mental health disorders should be: Accessible, Accountable, Consumer-Directed, Culturally Affirming and Responsive, Linguistically Appropriate, Individualized, Strength-Based, Trauma-Informed, and Wellbeing- Focused.