Nov 13, 2020 is World Kindness Day

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In celebration of #WorldKindnessDay and #RealPlayersDontBully, we want everyone to know it’s cool to be kind!

With the contagious power of positivity and kindness, you can help shift the culture of your school, community, and world.  We, at Playworks, are changing school culture by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills.  We are aiming to reduce bullying and increase inclusion by creating a generation of kinder, empathetic kids with caring, consistent role models.

Check out these stories of kids radiating kindness:

Angelique has been a cheerful student at Bayard Taylor Elementary School since she was in Kindergarten. Last year, with the encouragement from her friends and family, she became a Playworks Junior Coach at her school.  Read more about Angelique from Pennsylvania.

Read more about Bringing out the Kindness from Within and Learning About Kindness Through Safe and Healthy Play




 Watch news stories and videos from our partners like the Detroit Lions and Baltimore Ravens, Cyrus Jones.

Real Players Supporting Playworks

Read about some of the events around the nation celebrating kindness and inclusivity including the Let’s End Bullying event in the nation’s capital.  We are honored to have the support for our Real Players Don’t Bully campaign of such notable individuals who have taken time out of their busy schedules to take the vow of inclusivity and have encouraged kindness during a time where it is very much needed.  Our supporters include Nick Cannon, Cyrus Jones of Baltimore Ravens, actress Lizzie Greene, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos including Troy Fumagalli, Will Parks, and Linebacker Joe Jones, former Arizona Cardinal, Andre Wadsworth, Jennifer Hammond from Fox 2 Detroit, Robin Kinnie, President of Motor City Woman, singer-songwriter, Chris Urguiaga and they are showing how real players don’t bully on and off the playground! #itscooltobekind

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Troy Fumagalli of the Denver Broncos

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More Updates


February 22, 2019

After being bullied, 4th-grader works to make recess more inclusive ›

Teachers report spending about two hours a day resolving conflicts that start at recess. For some students, recess can be the worst part of their day. At Montview Elementary in Aurora, Colorado, one will find a different kind of recess. It’s common to find older kids helping the younger ones. The older kids even lead…


February 21, 2014

Teaching kindness and resolving conflict through recess ›

WASHINGTON – Sometimes we all need to burn off a little steam. For kids, that can mean running around at recess. But a national non-profit organization working in a number of D.C. schools is trying to change how recess works and what it means for academics too. “Hocus pocus!” yells out a coach. “Everybody focus!” the…

October 10, 2012

Unity Day to Promote Kindness, Prevent Bullying ›

Playworks student, staff and friends wore orange for Unity Day, promoting bullying prevention