Playworks Texas

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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March 12, 2018

Playworks Texas Coaches of the Month ›

Coach Cullen Wallace Chambers Elementary Nominated by Courtney Hill, Program Manager: “Dream Team’s Coach of the Month for February is Cullen Wallace. This is Cullen’s second year with Playworks, serving at Chambers Elementary. Coach Wallace has given 110% to his school this year ensuring that both the staff and students at Chambers receive a high…

March 5, 2018

AmeriCorps Week Spotlight: Service During Hurricane Harvey ›

Being an AmeriCorps member is about so many things. It’s about community, dedication, grit, hard work, passion, and service. In honor and celebration of our AmeriCorps members this week, we feel it is of the utmost importance to reflect on a time where our community needed people with those qualities and ideals more than ever.…

February 6, 2018

Playworks Texas Coaches of the Month ›

 Coach Will Nominated by Nia Abdallah, Program Manager: “Will came into 2018 with a bang! His rapport with the students and staff of Cummings has really shined. Everything he touches is a success. He works hard and from the moment he hits the campus you can see it. He modeled what Playworks at a school…

February 24, 2017

AmeriCorps Week Coach Spotlight ›

Playworks Texas AmeriCorps Coaches Linda Johnson and Brooklynn Lemons are creating safe and inclusive playgrounds at our partner schools, running Junior Coach Leadership Programs, and recruiting and coaching students for soccer, girls’ basketball, and volleyball sports leagues. They are making a HUGE difference through the power of play and are #gettingthingsdone. Linda Johnson has all the qualities of a superstar coach!…

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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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7676 Hillmont Street
Suite: 208
Houston, TX 77040

t: 281.661.8367
f: 281.674.8358


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