Playworks Southern California
Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.
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.
February 3, 2023
Playworks Partners with AEG for a 200 Volunteer Service Day ›
Two hundred volunteers dedicated their time to support kids in their community at Playworks Southern California partner schools to celebrate the 12th Annual AEG Service Day. Each year AEG looks for impactful ways to engage with their local communities, and through our partnership their staff can make school campuses a more colorful place to learn…
January 13, 2023
Agron, Inc. Play Day at Southern California Partner School ›
On Tuesday, November 15, 2022 agron, inc. employees joined students at Jefferson Elementary in Lennox Unified School District for a Playworks Play Day. Employees and students were ear to ear in smiles as they experienced the power of play together on a sunny, Southern California morning. Thanks to our continued partnership, many agron, inc. employees…
November 28, 2022
Playworks Southern California Impact Report 2021-2022 ›
Playworks Southern California is pleased to present this impact report highlighting our programs and services during the 2021-22 school year! We are excited to share with you a look back at our accomplishments during the 2021-2022 school year. During the year, we focused on rebuilding after the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic during two school…
November 4, 2022
Playworks Southern California Completes Park on the Move Program Partnership Year #1 ›
As our communities emerge from a year of isolation, Park on the Move supports kids re-engaging through sport and play. Playworks celebrates year one of three in partnering with Park on the Move, a mobile program to bring a unique play experience to youth in neighborhoods who have limited access to park and recreation space.…
Park on the Move Play Days ›
Join us for a series of FREE Park on the Move Play Days to explore and experience the power of play in your community! Park on the Move Play Days…
April 05, 2023
Youth Leadership Empowerment ›
Unlock the leadership superpowers of your students. Join us as for the 4th and final webinar of The Game Plan, a free, four-part series designed to provide practical solutions for…
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.