Playworks Southern California

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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October 18, 2018

Playworks Southern California Hosted Play Day with the Stars ›

Playworks Southern California hosted Play Day with the Stars at Griffin Avenue Elementary School. American actor Harold Perrineau best-known for his roles in “Lost” and “Oz” , two-time NBA All-Star Baron Davis, rapper Jake Miller, American actress Logan Browning best-known for her role on the Netflix series “Dear White People,” Jake T. Austin, American actor best-known for his role on Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place,” Val…

September 6, 2018

Playworks SoCal Partners with Orange County Community Foundation ›

Playworks SoCal Partners with Orange County Community Foundation to Host Igniting Potential: A Giving Day to Support the Youth of Orange County CARSON, California—September 12, 2018. Playworks Southern California will partner with the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) and eleven fellow nonprofits on September 12 to host Igniting Potential. The 24-hour online effort aims to raise $135,000…

September 4, 2018

Playworks Southern California Impact Report 2017-2018 ›

Playworks Southern California is pleased to present this impact report highlighting our programs and services during the 2017-18 school year! For more information, please contact Diane Santana at diane.santana@playworks.org. For partnership inquiries, please contact Michelle Serrano at michelle.serrano@playworks.org. Click images or download a printable version of Playworks Southern California’s Impact Report 2017-2018.

July 13, 2018

Kickball Tournament Raises Awareness and Support for Innovative Children’s Play ›

Eight local businesses participated in Seventh Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament raising $20,000 to help Playworks SoCal bring safe and healthy play to elementary schools. Los Angeles, CA–June 21, 2018– Playworks Southern California held their seventh annual Corporate Kickball Tournament raising over $20,000 that will help bring safe and healthy play to elementary schools. Local companies…

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Upcoming Events


March 23, 2019 @ 3:15 AM

2019 Playworks “Race for Recess!” LA Marathon & 5K Team ›

Conquer 26.2 miles, the Charity Challenge, or a family-friendly 5K. Transform 500,000 lives. Kids need to play, and we need your help. Join Team Playworks and run the 2019 Skechers…

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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.

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460 E. Carson Plaza Drive, Suite 106
Carson, CA 90746

t: 310.822.4148
f: 310.988.2540


             

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