Playworks' mission is to improve the health and well-being of all children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.
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 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.
They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.
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.
Learn about our impact
January 24, 2024
From snow and cold to rain, smog, and everything in between, weather can throw a wrench in your outdoor recess plans. When inclement weather strikes, transitioning to indoor play can…
December 18, 2023
Playworks becomes an NYSS Champion Playworks is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…
December 6, 2023
Here at Playworks we believe in seeing our impact firsthand. Often for a lot of people, it’s hard to grasp what we do without ever seeing our team in action…
August 30, 2023
For ten years, OneAmerica has demonstrated the importance of investing in each of their communities through their annual Week of Caring. Playworks was (once again) thrilled to be a part…
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A little goes a long way. Help Playworks give children a good start.
PJ Dever, Executive Director