In the News
June 22, 2022
Recess Rocks in Rhode Island champions have been named! Read more about Playworks New England’s programming in Rhode Island and the recess rockstars who help make it happen.
The Boston Foundation
February 10, 2022
This study explores the impact of the Boston Foundation’s investment in four nonprofits that provide structured physical activity to students in school, including Playworks.
January 21, 2022
Coach Kelley, who now serves as a Playworks Coach at the elementary school he attended in Boston, shares with BBC‘s The Compass the important role of safe and healthy play on their recent episode.
Playworks New England
November 18, 2021
There are so many people who make Playworks New England what it is. Thank you to our donors, corporate partners, volunteers, principals, teachers, recess teams, lunch monitors, custodians, parents and caregivers, and you (yes, you!). It takes a village to bring safe and healthy play to kids all around New England, and we’re so glad you’re in…
October 8, 2021
Over the last 25 years, over 2 million children have grown up in Playworks schools across America. Many more — a whole generation in fact — have been influenced by cultural shifts Playworks and its founder, entrepreneur Jill Vialet, have pushed ahead.
September 10, 2021
Recess quality matters. A high-quality recess can help kids have fun and laugh, feel included, and develop social, emotional, and physical skills. The Today Show highlights why quality play matters to kids right now in this powerful segment featuring Playworks and our partners.
June 18, 2021
In partnership with the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Playworks New England is helping provide resources to teachers and students that encourage conflict resolution and social emotional development through play.
New England Patriots
February 8, 2021
Playworks New England receives $5,000 grant in honor of longtime volunteer, Kim Carrington, one of the 2020 Patriots Difference Makers.
South Coast Today
February 11, 2020
In the late morning sun on the last day of January, Charles S. Ashley Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders descended upon their playground ready for a recess conducted under the Playworks model.