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Playworks brings out the best in every kid, through play. 

We build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of belonging. Partnering with teachers, principals, and parents, we make sure kids have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and in our community. A randomized control trial found that compared to students at similar schools, Playworks students were more physically active and teachers reported that students had greater feelings of school safety and less bullying behavior. Learn more about our impact. 

I believe that Playworks has made the school a better place by providing students a safe outlet to play and allowing them to come together through play.

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August 12, 2019

Playworks Wisconsin 2019-20 Impact Report ›

For over 20 years, Playworks 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,…

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…

June 14, 2017

Bucks Hosts 350 Playworks Junior Coaches From 22 Schools for Playworks’ Leadership Conference ›

After a year of participating in the Playworks Junior Coach Leadership Program, 350 fourth- and fifth-graders from 22 Milwaukee Public Schools and Waukesha Public Schools gathered at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Friday, June 2, for Playworks Wisconsin's annual…

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