Playworks: One Year Later

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One year ago…

All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual, in-person and socially distanced, or hybrid. 

With the support of our communities, we successfully developed new ways to share the #powerofplay. Watch this video to see highlights of our accomplishments, which would not have been possible without a supportive community filled with people like you.

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October 27, 2022

Tipoff Week with the Milwaukee Bucks! ›

Playworks Wisconsin had an awesome Tipoff Week with the Milwaukee Bucks before their home opener! Our students and Junior Coaches were so excited to get to see the Milwaukee Bucks’ Rim Rockers and Bango at their school! The Rim Rockers visited Rogers St. Academy and Browning Elementary School for some highflying trampoline dunks and to…

August 24, 2022

Playworks Wisconsin 2021-2022 Impact Report ›

For the last 10 years, Playworks Wisconsin has given kids foundational skills for success on the playground, in the classroom, and in the community. We are the leading organization that leverages play to promote healthy behaviors and increase social and emotional learning, at recess and throughout the school day. Last school year alone, Playworks Wisconsin…

three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…