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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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November 8, 2018

Playworks Pennsylvania Generosity 5K ›

On Saturday, October 14 over 300 participants raced for good in Generosity Philadelphia’s fifth annual Multi-Charity 5K in Fairmount Park. Despite the overcast early in the day, thirteen runners raised over $11,000 for Playworks Pennsylvania and its mission to ensure…

October 9, 2018

Pennsylvania Legislators Play to Prevent Bullying ›

“A well-rounded childhood is when a child has everything they need to learn and live in a respectful safe way,” Junior Coach Nafis explains to legislators and staffers at the Pennsylvania Capitol today. Junior Coach Nafis shared firsthand experience of…

October 25, 2018

Eagles & Playworks Unite to Prove Real Players Don’t Bully ›

On Monday, October 21, Playworks Pennsylvania teamed up with the Philadelphia Eagles for a special recess experience. Former NFL star Quintin Mikell spoke to students about modeling respect and inclusion as a way to work well with others and build…

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