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American Management Association Playbook
January 25, 2019
Organizational culture is the sum of the values and behaviors that contribute to the unique psychological and social environment of an organization. The same programming that we bring to kids—the emphasis on play as a tool for promoting trust and rapport—is an important part of how the Playworks staff interacts. Getting out from behind our…
The Philadelphia Tribune
January 7, 2019
As a fourth-grader at Chester A. Arthur School, London Timmons is involved with different activities at her school. Timmons participates in an enrichment program and is a Playworks Pennsylvania Junior Coach. “I’m a Junior Coach at the kindergarten recess at my school. I come up with different games to play with them and I also make sure…
January 3, 2019
One in four U.S. students say they have been bullied at school. Playworks President Elizabeth Cushing joined Comcast Newsmakers to discuss how Playworks is working to combat bullying and teach kids about inclusion.
The Philadelphia Tribune
December 4, 2018
Ten-year-old Nafis Johnson has been developing and honing his leadership skills by contributing his time as a Junior Coach for Playworks Pennsylvania. The Playworks Junior Coach program gives selected fourth- and fifth-grade students the tools they need to navigate through school and life. “I’ve been a Junior Coach for Playworks for about a year and a…
November 29, 2018
No more standing around. A new approach to recess keeps kids moving. Playworks, as well as partners Jump IN for Healthy Kids, aims to keep kids healthy and active in Indiana. Read the article and watch Jo Yocum, Playworks Indiana’s Executive Director, talk about safe and healthy play.
November 28, 2018
Playworks of Greater Washington DC and Politicians Unite to Stand Up for Inclusion Nonprofit Honors Local Community Advocates to Show Real Players Don’t Bully Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 Playworks and Google celebrated the culmination of Playworks’ anti-bullying month Real Players Don’t Bully Campaign over breakfast with an in-depth panel. Seventy five corporate and civic leaders,…
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
November 9, 2018
A takeaway from a recent American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical study review, which details the wide-ranging benefits of play for children. From the AAP, here are 20 reasons why those 20 minutes of recess are vital—and why the quality of that playtime is critical. (Stock photo via Pixabay)
November 2, 2018
Jill Vialet is founder and CEO of Playworks, a nonprofit that partners with schools to promote exercise and social and emotional health through recess. With nearly 700 employees in 23 offices around the country, Playworks expects to reach 1.25 million children at 2,500 elementary schools this year—the majority from low-income families and neighborhoods. Photograph by Eric Kayne
October 24, 2018
Detroit Lions partnered with Playworks Michigan to promote inclusion, kindess and respect at a Real Players Don’t Bully pep rally at Hutchinson Elementary.