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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CBS58

February 4, 2019

“Everyone can play!” ›

Schools like Luther Burbank Elementary are partnering with Playworks, a non-profit that provides tools to create “safe and healthy play.” Playworks brings in coaches, helps train staff and set up games to help fit school needs. Students can pick from games like four-square, basketball, tag, and soccer.  

Biz Times Milwaukee

February 4, 2019

Playworks Names New Executive Director ›

Playworks Wisconsin welcomes Joel Peterson as the new Executive Director taking over after the departure of Deborah Lukovich, who was an active member of the transition team. Joel comes to Playworks from the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha where he served as the Manager of Diversity Development and Community Engagement since 2016.

January 2, 2019

Playworks Named 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2018 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…

September 10, 2018

2018 Get in the Game Luncheon a Success ›

THANK YOU! On May 30, 2018, Playworks Wisconsin hosted 120 guests and community leaders for our 2nd annual Get in the Game Luncheon. This year’s event recognized Milwaukee Succeeds as a major investor for their support for training and consulting for 12 schools in the city of Milwaukee. We also honored the School District of…

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Events


April 11, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Get in the Game Luncheon 2019 ›

Help us bring the benefits of safe and healthy play to 100,000 kids in 200 schools in Wisconsin by 2020! What makes this event truly unique is the celebration of…

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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.

Contact Us


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

t: 414.220.4301

         

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