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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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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…

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 1, 2018

Playworks PA Impact Report 2017-18 ›

Your partnership in 2017-18 helped Playworks increase physical activity while simultaneously teaching valuable social emotional and life skills to elementary school children in Pennsylvania! Please click on images below for full Impact Report

May 1, 2018

Robert Covington Presents Playworks Pennsylvania Contribution ›

After a thrilling first-round playoff series win over the Miami Heat, we’re flashing back to 76ers forward Robert Covington’s day on the playground last fall with the students of Chester Arthur Elementary School. Robert is one of three players, along…

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…

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