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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Latest News

March 15, 2018

Ms. Molinari is a Champion of Play ›

Safe and healthy play would not be possible at the Winship Elementary School in Brighton without Bridget Molinari. This is Ms. Molinari’s third year teaching first grade at the Winship. Ms. Molinari always brings a positive and playful energy to her class and to the playground during recess. Ms. Molinari always engages with students during Playworks…

March 15, 2018

Junior Coach Nathan is a Courageous Team Player ›

During recess at the Mason Elementary School in Roxbury, you’re likely to find Junior Coach Nathan teaching games to other students or building up his fellow Junior Coaches to be more confident. Nathan is an outstanding Junior Coach at his school who always holds himself accountable to do what is expected of him. But according…

March 5, 2018

Playworks New England Celebrates AmeriCorps Week ›

This year, from March 12–16, we will celebrate AmeriCorps Week by saluting AmeriCorps Members for their service, thanking community partners, and sharing how #AmeriCorpsWorks with stories from the communities we serve. Playworks AmeriCorps members have been #GettingThingsDone by making playgrounds safer and more fun for thousands of children across the country. In addition to their…

March 5, 2018

Coach Jacqui Makes Excellent Happen ›

Coach Jacqui is a first-year Playworks Coach at the Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain. Jacqui works hard every day to make sure the environment at the Curley is fun and inclusive for every student. Jacqui always keeps the community at the Curley up to date with the latest Playworks news and recess schedules. Jacqui…

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Upcoming Events

April 16, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

2018 Playworks Run for Recess Boston Marathon Team ›

2018 PLAYWORKS RUN FOR RECESS BOSTON MARATHON TEAM Playworks is thrilled to be an official charity of the John Hancock Non-Profit Partner Boston Marathon Program. Over the past five years, our…

May 04, 2018 @ 7:30 AM

Playworks New England Get in the Game Breakfast 2018 ›

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 19, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

Playworks Ninth Annual Run for Recess ›

Join us for the Ninth Annual Playworks Run for Recess, a family-friendly 5K and One-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 19. Run for Recess offers opportunities for the whole family to…

June 08, 2018 @ 12:30 PM

Join us for the Eleventh Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Lace up your kicks and join us for the Eleventh Annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Fundraiser on Friday, June 8, 2017. Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for…

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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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