Service Unites Playworks Nation on MLK Day 2017

  1. Updates
  2. Positive School Climate

Playworkers across the nation honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by serving beyond the playground

For the Playworks community, Martin Luther King Day is a day of doing. Playworkers across 23 cities put our healthy community core value into practice by jumping into service projects outside of the playground.

From packaging engineering kits for Boston public schools and restoring a high school campus in Southern California, to stocking shelves in a Michigan food pantry and crafting dolls for a children’s hospital in Utah, Playworks Coaches, staff, and students honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service.

With the new year in full swing, Martin Luther King Day provided a time to enrich our communities in new ways, exercise empathy and leadership, and reflect on how we can continue to create safer, meaningful opportunities for play in 2017.


More Updates

December 4, 2019

Oregon State University Study Finds High-Quality Recess Positively Impacts Student Behaviors ›

A recent study by the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Services found that high-quality recess contributes to the executive function, emotional self-control, resilience, and positive classroom behavior in elementary school children. While past studies explored the benefits related to the amount of recess time, this is the first study to address…

Giving Tuesday. Donate to Playworks!
Giving Tuesday. Donate to Playworks!

December 2, 2019

December 3, 2019 is Giving Tuesday ›

It is Giving Tuesday, and we need your support now more than ever. Kids in our community deserve to feel supported throughout their childhood. Teachers tell us that Playworks’ language of “good job” and “nice try” create the kind of positive experience their students desperately need on the playground. You can count on seeing kids…

November 13, 2019

Nov 13, 2020 is World Kindness Day ›

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…