Playworks New England

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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July 31, 2019

Playworks Impact in New England ›

The support of our dedicated partners in 2019 helped Playworks increase physical activity, teach social emotional skills, and transform school climate for children in New England. •   99,927 kids experiencing safe & healthy play in school. •  855 young leaders in our Junior Coach program. •  250 partner schools across New England. •  1,292 school…

July 16, 2019

Playworks Announces Partnerships with New England Sports Teams ›

Playworks is excited to announce that we are teaming up with two of our local sports teams during the 2019-20 school year! Boston Bruins The Boston Bruins and Boston Bruins Foundation have committed $50,000 to support our programs in New England. During the 2019-20 school year, the Bruins will directly support Playworks at 55 Playworks…

May 28, 2019

Coach Alec Goes the Extra Mile at the Manning ›

Coach Alec is a Playworks AmeriCorps Coach at the J.P. Manning School in Jamaica Plain. Coach Alec joined the Playworks team halfway through the school year, but in only a few months he’s had a big impact on the J.P. Manning recess and school climate. This month, Coach Alec recruited over 30 students to participate…

May 22, 2019

Playworks 10th Annual Run for Recess Brings Community Together ›

Saturday, May 18, was Playworks’ 10th Annual Run for Recess 5K and one-mile Fun Run. It was a beautiful morning in Franklin Park. Over 400 Playworks students, families, and supporters gathered for a day of racing and recess. This year, we welcomed race participants of all ages and levels of running experience. Playworks’ Run for…

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Upcoming Events


August 18, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

2019 Playworks Falmouth Road Race Team ›

2019 PLAYWORKS FALMOUTH ROAD RACE TEAM Playworks is thrilled to be an official charity for the Falmouth Road Race. This year the New Balance Falmouth Road Race will celebrate its…

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A Better Recess


Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

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67 Kemble Street, Suite 3.6
Boston, MA 02119

t: 617.708.1734
f: 617.849.5791

         

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Playworks New England is grateful for the support of the following regional movement partners:

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