About Playworks Wisconsin

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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Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to Wisconsin in 2012. Playworks Wisconsin serves low-income schools across the Greater Milwaukee metro area and southern Wisconsin through our year-round, on-site support services. We’re also reaching thousands more students across Wisconsin through professional development workshops for schools and youth organizations.

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February 4, 2019

Joel Peterson DTh ›

Joel Peterson is an experienced nonprofit leader with a demonstrated history of serving people. Having expertise in youth development and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Joel is committed to human flourishing for ALL. After graduating from Howard University in Washington D.C.…

September 22, 2017

Atoi Sinclair ›

As the Regional Pro Trainer, Atoi is responsible for providing professional development for adult learners on how to facilitate safe and healthy play.  Atoi helps foster relationships with school districts, after school-based programs and community-based organization, empowering them to create…

September 22, 2017

PJ Dever ›

As Program Director, PJ is responsible for leading and developing a team of nine program managers, site coordinators, and trainers that provide a range of services to 90+ schools each year, empowering them to adopt the proven Playworks systems that…

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