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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April 10, 2019

Coach Sam Runs a Strong Program at the Tobin ›

Coach Sam is a Playworks  AmeriCorps Coach at the Tobin K–8 School in Roxbury. Sam is a first-year Coach at a school that has been a Playworks partner for more than six years. Coach Sam had big shoes to fill at the Tobin, but he has fit in seamlessly and gone above and beyond to…

April 2, 2019

Junior Coach Jonathan Makes an Impact at the Mason ›

Junior Coach Jonathan is a 5th grader at the Mason Elementary School in Roxbury. Jonathan has stood out this year as a role model, not only for younger students but for his 5th-grade peers as well. Jonathan knows what is expected of him as a Junior Coach and works hard to give every student at…

March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

March 8, 2019

For Ms. English, Every Student is Family ›

Kelli English, a paraprofessional for the 3rd grade, has been a valued member of the Joseph P. Manning community for 13 years.  “Ms. English is like an aunt to me,” says Jovia, a 3rd-grade student at the Manning. “She’s very kind, but if you tick her off, she’ll let you know. She loves her family,…

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Upcoming Events


May 10, 2019 @ 7:30 AM

Playworks New England Get in the Game Breakfast 2019 ›

Join us for our annual Get In The Game Breakfast Please join us as we celebrate thousands of students having access to safe and healthy play everyday. This event will…

May 18, 2019 @ 8:30 AM

Playworks Tenth Annual Run for Recess ›

Join us for the Tenth Annual Playworks Run for Recess, a family-friendly 5K and One-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 18. Run for Recess offers opportunities for the whole family to…

June 14, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

2019 Annual Playworks New England Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Lace up your kicks and join us for the Twelfth Annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Fundraiser on Friday, June 14, 2019. Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks New…

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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