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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February 1, 2019

Coach Carly is a True Team Player ›

Coach Carly is the Playworks Coach at the Thomas J. Kenny School in Dorchester. This is Carly’s first year as a coach, and she has gone above and beyond to engage her students and make them feel appreciated. During the fall, Coach Carly gave her students a chance to pie her in the face during…

February 1, 2019

Mrs. Kelly Brings the Fun to Fourth Grade ›

Mrs. Kelly is a 4th-grade teacher at the Thomas J. Kenny Elementary School in Dorchester and a highly valued member of the Kenny community. “Mrs. Kelly brings excitement to the learning environment,” says Franklin Wright, PE teacher at the Kenny. “She holds students to high standards but reminds them through her actions that she cares a…

January 29, 2019

Five Ways to Support Playworks by Going Out to Eat! ›

The entire month of February, Playworks is taking part in a fundraising campaign to #ShareTheLoveOfPlay. Our goal is to spread awareness of our impact in New England while raising $20,000 through peer to peer fundraising and benefit nights throughout the month. If we can reach our goal, every dollar will be matched by Doris Buffet…

January 25, 2019

Doris Buffett Offers Matching Gift to Support Playworks New England ›

Doris Buffet’s Letters Foundation is providing Playworks with a $20,000 matching gift challenge to support our programming in New England. This matching gift will give Playworks the opportunity to expand our Junior Coach Leadership Convention (JCLC), adding one event in Lawrence in addition to our annual JCLC in Boston. Over February Break and April Break, Playworks will host…

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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…

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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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