Playworks Utah

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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Latest News

June 6, 2018

May AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Alex ›

Coach Alex served her first year as an AmeriCorps Coach part-time at Mountain View Elementary. Coach Alex was able to build a team of enthusiastic, and positive Junior Coaches who made recess safe and inclusive for all of the students at their school. We’re grateful for all of the hard work and dedication Alex put…

April 11, 2018

EY Names Chris Conard Finalist for Social Entrepreneur of the Year ›

Ernst & Young Recognizes Our Executive Director, Chris Conard, as Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award Finalist As the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes business leaders who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The finalists…

April 5, 2018

Playworks Volunteer Interview: Andrew Busath ›

  In one word, how would your friends, family, or colleagues describe you? Hardworking. When, where and what was the first place you ever participated as a volunteer? I had lots of experiences serving as a kid and in the Boy Scouts. But the first thing I did as a volunteer was when I was…

March 12, 2018

March AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Josh ›

Coach Josh is in his second year as an AmeriCorps member serving at Woodrow Wilson Elementary. He works hard to build a relationship with every single student at his school and has built a positive and inclusive community both on the playground and in the classroom. Coach Josh implemented a Mini Coach program this year,…

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Upcoming Events

October 25, 2018 @ 6:30 PM

Play Elevated 2018 ›

Our Fourth Annual Play Elevated Gala will be held at The Union on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. We believe in the power of play to bring…

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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.

Contact Us

308 East 4500 South
Suite 120
Murray, UT 84107

t: 801.590.9478
f: 801.214.2059


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