Playworks Pennsylvania

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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Latest News

March 5, 2018

AmeriCorps Spotlight ›

This month, we’d like to spotlight and thank our AmeriCorps members for their community service and positive impact on Pennsylvania’s children in and out of the classroom. Since the founding of AmeriCorps in 1994, AmeriCorps members have served countless communities with powerful solutions as they tackle the tough challenges we face each day: helping kids…

August 7, 2017

Playworks PA Impact Report 2016-17 ›

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May 10, 2017

Corporate Recess ›

Corporate Recess Higher productivity. Better communication. More creativity. Let’s take your team to the next level. What is Corporate Recess? Corporate Recess is a way for companies to improve engagement and wellness within their organization by using the power of play. Through a selection of different targeted workshops, we infuse playfulness and fun into the…

April 19, 2017

Celebrating Volunteer Week 2017 ›

Q&A with Samuel Follansbee In one word, how would your friends, family, or colleagues describe you? Sincere When, where, and what was the first place you ever participated as volunteer? When I was very young, I used to accompany my parents as they delivered meals to sick people in our parish. However, my first true…

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Upcoming Events

April 07, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

2018 Playworks Pennsylvania Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

  Lace up your kicks and join Playworks Pennsylvania for our annual Corporate Kickball Tournament on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Pennsylvania…

May 23, 2018 @ 6:30 PM

Let’s Play! A Playworks Fundraiser and Poker Tournament ›

Go all in on your commitment to Playworks, and come play with us! Join us for a spirited evening of competition: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.…

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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.

Contact Us

1518 Walnut Street, Penthouse
Philadelphia, PA 19102

t: 267.239.0507
t: 267.455.0830
f: 267.895.2760


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