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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November 13, 2018

$9,000 Raised at Playworks’ Rock, Paper, Scissors FUNdraiser to Support Girls’ Basketball Leagues ›

On Thursday November 8, Playworks New England put the FUN back in FUNdraiser at our 12th annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament at Bell in Hand Tavern. Sponsored by RSM, this year’s event was a huge success. We raised $9,000 to support our 4th and 5th grade Girls’ Basketball Leagues across greater Boston.The Rock, Paper, Scissors…

November 9, 2018

New Balance, The Sports Museum, & Playworks Team Up Against Bullying in Brockton ›

Last month we celebrated National Bullying Prevention Month along with schools, companies, and organizations throughout New England. Our #RealPlayersDontBully campaign featured athletes, local leaders, and influencers across the nation who believe that it’s cool to be kind and that there’s no place for bullying in schools! The highlight of our regional campaign was a pep…

October 29, 2018

Coach Rivera Supports the Parthum Community in Lawrence ›

Coach Yashana Rivera is an AmeriCorps coach at the Parthum Elementary School in Lawrence. As a first year coach at a large school that has not had Playworks programming for 4 years, Coach Rivera expected a challenge. But in her very first month at the Parthum, Yashana faced challenges that nobody expected. On Thursday, September 13,…

October 2, 2018

Meet our New Playworks AmeriCorps Coaches! ›

The Massachusetts Service Alliance has announced $217,200 to support and place 20 Playworks AmeriCorps coaches to serve in schools across Boston and Lawrence. This year, over 1,500 AmeriCorps members will serve and respond to our Commonwealth’s most pressing needs. AmeriCorps members will tutor and mentor at-risk youth ages pre-K through high school, expand access to…

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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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