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Watertown News

September 18, 2023

Watertown’s Renee Gaudette Named Executive Director of Playworks New England ›

Growing up a latchkey kid, Renee Gaudette spent her afternoons on the basketball court, playing four-square and tag. Now, she is back on the playground as the new Executive Director for Playworks New…

NBC 10 News

February 6, 2023

Recess Rocks recruits Rhode Island schools for active indoor recess training ›

Recess Rocks is recruiting Rhode Island schools for active indoor recess training, a partnership between Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition and Playworks…

East Boston Times

December 16, 2022

Red Sox Foundation Visits the P.J. Kennedy School ›

The Red Sox Foundation visited the Patrick J. Kennedy School on December 1 during the final Play Ball event of its Reviving Baseball and Softball in Inner Cities seasonal youth…


June 22, 2022

Recess Rocks in Rhode Island champions named ›

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

Evaluating Children’s Physical Activity in School-Based Programs ›

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.

Coach with kids and hula hoop
Coach with kids and hula hoop


January 21, 2022

BBC The Compass: Why We Play ›

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…

Playworks New England

November 18, 2021

Playworks Gratitude Day ›

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…


October 8, 2021

Why Play Is Essential, Especially Now ›

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…