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Playworks brings out the best in every kid, through play. 

We build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of belonging. Partnering with teachers, principals, and parents, we make sure kids have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and in our community. A randomized control trial found that compared to students at similar schools, Playworks students were more physically active and teachers reported that students had greater feelings of school safety and less bullying behavior. Learn more about our impact. 

Before we partnered with Playworks, recess was a major disruption in our school day. I’ve recovered four hours a day that I used to spend addressing incidents from the playground. That time is critical.

Michelle Burnett

Principal, James J. Chittick Elementary School, Mattapan, MA

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April 5, 2018

Coach Ona Brings Creativity and Sustainability to the Mendell ›

Coach Myla Ona is a first year Playworks Coach at the Mendell Elementary School in Roxbury. Myla works hard every day to make sure the environment at the Mendell is…

June 29, 2018

Playworks New England Corporate Kickball Tournament was a Home Run! ›

Earlier this month, nearly 300 professionals representing 24 companies across Metro Boston ditched their desks to round the bases for the 11th annual Playworks New England Corporate Kickball Tournament. The…

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…

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