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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. 

We LOVE Playworks because it makes recess safe and super fun for our students. With the addition of Playworks, teachers have reported that — after recess — their students are calmer, more academically engaged, and seem more ready and willing to learn as compared to previous years… In its inaugural year, Playworks has already had a tremendous, significant, major and positive impact on our school culture and our school climate.

Deanna Logan

Principal, Cramp Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA

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Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school
Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school

October 16, 2019

Impact Report 2018-2019 ›

Your partnership during 2018-2019 school year helped Playworks score on-and-off the playground.  Read our Impact Report.

October 2, 2019

Angelique Throws Kindness Around (like confetti) ›

Angelique has been a cheerful student at Bayard Taylor Elementary School since she was in Kindergarten. Last year, with the encouragement from her friends and family, she became a Playworks…

The Philadelphia Tribune

December 4, 2018

Chester A. Arthur student takes on leadership role through recess program ›

Ten-year-old Nafis Johnson has been developing and honing his leadership skills by contributing his time as a Junior Coach for Playworks Pennsylvania. The Playworks Junior Coach program gives selected fourth-…

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