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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February 24, 2020

Playworks AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Wayne ›

Coach Wayne is serving his first year as an AmeriCorps member at Ascent Academy in West Valley. He regularly introduces new games to the kids at his schools and gets them extremely excited to play and engage with their classmates on the playground. At Ascent Academy’s recess you’ll find every kid playing enthusiastically and handing…

January 9, 2020

Playworks AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Haley ›

Coach Haley is serving her third year as an AmeriCorps member at East Midvale Elementary School. She has built a great rapport with the students and helped create a safe and inclusive environment at the school. We’re so grateful to Coach Haley for her commitment to continue to serve her community and make the school…

December 19, 2019

University of Utah Women’s Basketball Team Shows Students that Real Players Don’t Bully ›

This week, Playworks Utah teamed up with the University of Utah Women’s Basketball Team to show kids that real players don’t bully as part of our bullying prevention campaign. The players joined students for recess at Woodstock Elementary, where they played Four Square, Lightning, Jump Rope and handed out hundreds of high-fives! The students had a…

December 10, 2019

Gold Medalist and Former Utah Starzz Player Natalie Williams Attends League Night ›

Our girls basketball league participants were delighted to meet former Utah Starzz player, and gold medalist, Natalie Williams, who attended our league night on December 5, 2019. Natalie talked to the girls about the importance of dedication and team work, signed autographs, and answered questions about her experience as a professional basketball player and Olympic…

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Upcoming Events


Playworks Utah's 8th Annual Golf Tournament
Playworks Utah's 8th Annual Golf Tournament

May 28, 2020 @ 7:00 AM

9th Annual Golf Tournament ›

We invite you and your company to hit the links as part of the Playworks 9th Annual Golf Tournament! Enjoy executive networking, marketing, and exposure while helping Utah kids become their…

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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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308 East 4500 South
Suite 120
Murray, UT 84107

t: 801.590.9478
f: 801.214.2059

         

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