About Playworks

Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s physical and emotional health. Playworks currently serves more than 2,500 schools in 23 U.S. cities, and reaches 1.25 million students directly and through professional training services.

At Playworks we believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. We are changing school climate by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. We partner with schools, districts, and after-school programs to provide a service or mix of services including on-site coaches, professional training for school staff who support recess, and consultative partnerships.


Athletic Coach

January 2019 Rochester, NY
“I got the perfect job to finish my schooling with and use for my internship! Oh and it is paid which is a great bonus. Playworks put me in a school in downtown Rochester and allowed me to structure the recess and keep the kids playing in a way that I thought was best. Playworks also sharpened my special event skills by having me host a few in school events, including building our own Gaga pit. ”
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