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Playworks brings out the best in every kid, through play. 

We build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of belonging. Partnering with teachers, principals, and parents, we make sure kids have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and in our community. A randomized control trial found that compared to students at similar schools, Playworks students were more physically active and teachers reported that students had greater feelings of school safety and less bullying behavior. Learn more about our impact. 

The Playworks program has tremendously helped students play and interact peacefully. This gives students a safe outlet of energy and conflict resolution before re-entering the classroom.

Robyn Steele

Teacher, Scott Lane Elementary, Santa Clara, CA

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November 9, 2018

Bringing Out the Kindness from Within ›

When I first arrived at my school as the new Playworks Coach, I found that many students came to school tired and cranky, and were quick to fight, swear, cheat,…

October 25, 2018

Empowering Bay Area Girls and Relationships that Matter ›

On October 6 students from West Contra Costa and Oakland School Districts came together to practice basketball fundamentals at the Playworks East Bay Girls Basketball Jamboree. Stations focused on developing…

November 9, 2015

Kindergarten Kickball ›

I have a Junior Coach who loves kickball. Absolutely adores it. He spends every recess—twice a day—fielding, kicking, and running the bases. If Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hours theory is true,…

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