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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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…

May 13, 2019

Playworks Honors BCBSRI and Governor Raimondo at Get in the Game Breakfast ›

On the morning of Friday, May 10, 2019, over 200 corporate and civic leaders from across Greater Boston gathered at the University of Massachusetts Club for our fourth annual Playworks Get in the Game Breakfast. Against a backdrop of a panoramic view of Boston, Paula Ebben of WBZ-TV kicked off the event as our emcee.…

May 2, 2019

Junior Coach Anjuli Shows What a Leader Looks Like ›

Junior Coach Anjuli is a 5th grader at the Michael J. Perkins Elementary School in South Boston. Coach Fidelis, site coordinator at the Perkins school, nominated Anjuli for Junior Coach of the Month because she consistently exceeds expectations as a leader and role model for her peers. This is Anjuli’s second year as a Junior…

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…

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Upcoming Events


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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