About Playworks Pennsylvania

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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Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Pennsylvania in 2010. Playworks Pennsylvania serves low-income schools across Philadelphia through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Pennsylvania through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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September 20, 2021

Carla Moore ›

Greetings! First, thank you for taking some time to get to know me! I am happy to continue my journey in being a positive part of children’s lives. Currently, I am entering my third school year with Playworks PA. I…

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July 13, 2021

Jared Beck

Jared Beck, playfully known as JB, is starting his third year with Playworks. Jared has spent 8 years in various youth development programs between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Jared began his tenure with Playworks as a Program Coordinator serving the Alain…

November 18, 2019

Sean Speers ›

Sean Speers brings years of experience in youth development and play based programming to his role with Playworks PA. After graduating from Kutztown University with a degree in Sports Management in 2011, Sean has spent the last decade working in…

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