High 5 for 5

  1. Updates

June marks the end of our fifth year of service in North Carolina. This year Playworks provided healthy, meaningful play to more than 18,000 kids, every day!

In Playworks schools, recess is as an opportunity to reduce bullying, provide more time for classroom teaching, and increase physical activity. Through the years, Playworks North Carolina has developed a reputation for quality, results driven programming that impacts thousands of children.

While we are excited to celebrate five years of partnership with North Carolina schools, our growth has only just begun. In the next five years, we plan to bring safe and healthy play to 180,000 children in 300 elementary schools across the state by June 30, 2020.

As we approach the end of the school year, please consider making a gift to Playworks. Your gift will help broaden our impact across the state and ensure we reach our goal.

Through our High Five for 5 campaign, if you donate $50 or more, you will receive an exclusive 5 Years of Play gift. Our goal is to raise $20,000 by June 30th, 2016. With your help, we can end our fifth year ready to make the next five even more impactful!

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More Updates


March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…

December 15, 2020

Top 6 Games to Play Virtually ›

Many educators have risen to the challenge of transitioning their lessons to accommodate virtual education, and Playworks has been helping educators ensure play remains in every child’s day, even online. Kids prioritize play, and with our support educators are leveraging play when teaching virtually in order to keep kids engaged, active, and to build community.…