Playworks Wisconsin

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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March 5, 2018

Playworks AmeriCorps Coaches Collaborate for Change in Milwaukee Schools ›

For the past six months, our incredible AmeriCorps coaches have been creating recess environments where every kid can thrive. In Wisconsin, Playworks AmeriCorps coaches commit to a full-time year of service in schools throughout Milwaukee. Our coaches create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social…

February 27, 2018

Ninety-Fifth Street Junior Coach Recognized for Inclusive Leadership ›

Every month, Playworks Wisconsin recognizes a Junior Coach of the Month for exemplary demonstration of the Playworks core values. In January, we were thrilled to award Junior Coach of the Month to Junior Coach Maya from Ninety-Fifth Street School. In her coach’s words, Junior Coach Maya is one of the strongest student leaders at Ninety-Fifth…

February 22, 2018

United Way Features Playworks TeamUp in Waukesha ›

In an article published last month, United Way highlighted Playworks’ TeamUp program at Hadfield Elementary school in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Thanks to United Way’s Helping Kids Succeed initiative, our region has expanded to four new schools this year. We are grateful for their ongoing support of our mission to bring healthy, positive play to every kid.…

July 31, 2017

Wisconsin 2016-2017 Foundation End of Year Report ›

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May 30, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

2018 Get in the Game Luncheon ›

The Get in the Game Luncheon is an annual tradition across the Playworks nation. Each year, regions celebrate play and honor play partners. Playworks Wisconsin also recognizes an annual Corporate Partner…

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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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3600 W. Pierce Street
Suites A & B
Milwaukee, WI 53215

t: 414.220.4301


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