Updates

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…

December 4, 2019

Oregon State University Study Finds High-Quality Recess Positively Impacts Student Behaviors ›

A recent study by the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Services found that high-quality recess contributes to the executive function, emotional self-control, resilience, and positive classroom behavior in elementary school children. While past studies explored the benefits related to the amount of recess time, this is the first study to address…

November 15, 2019

Playworks AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Jason ›

Coach Jason is serving his first year as an AmeriCorps member at Academy Park Elementary School, and focuses on helping make every kid feel safe, included, and empowered to jump in any game on the playground. At Academy Park’s recess you’ll find lots of smiles, high-fives, and tons of different games being played safely and…

November 7, 2019

Give Kids the Childhood They Deserve ›

When kids feel included and supported at recess, they’re more likely to thrive in school and in life. Everyone deserves a chance to become the best possible version of themselves. Kids need us to make that possible for them.  Not all kids feel like they fit in at school. Feeling safe and like you belong is…

November 6, 2019

Playworks Named 2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2019 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support…

November 1, 2019

Playworks Recruits Playful Professionals with LinkedIn For Nonprofits ›

At Playworks, we seek out energetic, creative people who ensure every kid has the chance to play every day. Our core values of inclusion, respect, healthy community, and healthy play are the foundation of our organization and are infused in all aspects of our work, including recruiting and retaining the best playful professionals we can.…

October 17, 2019

Playworks AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Poe ›

Coach Poe is serving her first year as an AmeriCorps member at Whittier Elementary School in the Salt Lake District. Coach Poe loves helping kids have the best possible day at school by forging a relationship with each and every student, making them feel safe and included, and being an all around blast to play…

September 25, 2019

Playworks AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Colin ›

Coach Colin is serving his first year as an AmeriCorps member at Roosevelt Elementary in the Granite School District. Colin is passionate about play and helping the students at Roosevelt have a better experience at school. Colin brings his positive energy to school every day and we can’t wait to see the impact he makes…

Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school
Safe and Healthy Recess at a Playworks school

September 23, 2019

It’s Recess Checkup Week ›

It can be hard to understand the impact that your play space has on your school’s culture and your students’ experience, and while there are a lot of solutions worth trying, it’s tough to know what’s working and what’s not. Recess Lab is designed to help more principals, teachers, and students discover the power of…