Playworks North Carolina

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

January 2, 2019

Playworks Named 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2018 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support…

July 18, 2018

Playworks and Centervention Team Up ›

Playworks and Centervention Team Up to Bring Play-Based Tools to Schools to Help Improve School Climate and Student Behavior DURHAM, North Carolina—July 18, 2018.  Playworks and Centervention® announced a partnership to bring their respective play-based tools to schools across the country in an effort to bring social emotional learning to the forefront of a child’s education. Students with strong…

March 13, 2018

Meet Coaches Kate, Amaya, and Mariah! ›

  This year, Playworks North Carolina is proud to have 10 members serving with us at our partner school communities. They are committed to contributing more than 9,000 hours to service during the 2017-2018 school year. Meet our AmeriCorps coaches! Coach Michael, Coach Amaya, and Coach Mariah share with us the importance of service and…

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Recent Events


April 13, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

5th Annual Corporate Kickball 4 Kids Tournament ›

We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. For over 20 years, Playworks has helped schools figure out what works well on their…

April 28, 2017 @ 12:45 PM

4th Annual Kickball 4 Kids ›

Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that supports learning by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity to schools at recess and throughout the entire school day. Playworks…

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A Better Recess


Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 51729
Durham, NC 27717

t: 919.419.6446
f: 919.237.9163

     

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