About Playworks Utah

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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Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Utah in 2011. Playworks Utah serves low-income schools across Salt Lake and Davis Counties through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Utah through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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September 22, 2017

Eric Payne ›

Eric began his Playworks quest in 2014 as an AmeriCorps coach. His background in early childhood development fit perfectly with the way Playworks supports children’s social and emotional growth. After two years with AmeriCorps, Eric gained enough experience points to…

August 27, 2021

Mariana Sine ›

Mariana has had the opportunity to be a Playworker since 2019 and has loved every minute of it! Mariana has been working with kids for over 10 years and to be able to work, play, and teach social and emotional…

October 28, 2021

Abigail Mytych ›

Abigail is brand new to Playworks in the 2021-22 school year and currently serves two different elementary schools as a Site Specialist here in Utah. Abigail has her BA and MFA in Dance and is currently in the process of…

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