Meaningful Moments of Impact

  1. Updates

Read some of this year’s meaningful stories of impact.

Empowering Kids to be Courageous

Bringing out the Kindness from Within

Helping Students Uncover their Leadership Potential

Pennsylvania Legislators Play to Prevent Bullying

Challenges of a First Year Teacher

Junior Coaches Lead by Example

Breaking Down Barriers on the Playground

Finding the Confidence to Try Again 

Perseverance to Achieve Goals

Playground Aide Turned Recess Rock Hero

Playworks Helps Make Leadership a Family Tradition


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April 23, 2019

Recess Check Up Week ›

It can be hard to understand the impact that your play space has on your school’s culture and your students’ experience, and while there are a lot of solutions worth trying, it’s tough to know what’s working and what’s not. Recess Lab is designed to help more principals, teachers, and students discover the power of play. Explore…

April 16, 2019

Twin Cities Orthopedics and Playworks Minnesota team with Turtle Lake Students for Day of Play ›

Twenty-eight Values Champions, employees who are ambassadors of TCO’s culture and exemplify the organization’s values, teamed up with Playworks to teach students the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at recess. Students learned inclusive games and team-building activities in a classroom setting, and participated in a recess period with volunteers to practice what they learned…

April 5, 2019

Playworks is Hiring AmeriCorps Coaches ›

Playworks is hiring AmeriCorps coaches to serve for the 2019-20 school year at elementary schools in cities across the country. These coaches provide essential opportunities for children to explore their imaginations, connect with other kids, and stretch and grow. Through service, Playworks AmeriCorps members create a place for every kid on the playground to feel…