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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August 21, 2019

Marlee Madsen ›

Marlee joined the Playworks staff as a Site Coordinator in 2019. She has worked with elementary school students as the Schools Program Educator at the Living Planet Aquarium for five years, and it has brought her so much joy. She…

August 27, 2021

Shalina Brady ›

Shalina has several years of experience working with youth in schools, summer camp, and day treatment settings. She recently graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and was welcomed to the Playworks team. Shalina values being…

September 22, 2017

Ashley Engeler ›

Ashley joined Playworks Utah in 2013 as an Americorps Member with an extensive background in childcare and youth development programming. Her journey with the organization has curated a deep passion for educational equity and expanding platforms for community impact. She…

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