Enjoy a fun day of kickball and help support safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity to 6,000 kids in Portland.
Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that supports learning by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity to schools at recess and throughout the entire school day. Playworks is the only nonprofit organization in the country to send trained, full-time coaches to low-income, urban schools, where they transform recess and play into a positive experience that helps kids and teachers get the most out of every learning opportunity. Our coaches introduce classic games that are disappearing from schoolyards as well as new games designed to build leadership and foster teamwork. When Playworks partners with a school, kids are more physically active, and they return to class focused and ready learn.
Playworks is in 15 cities across the nation, serving 250 schools and 100,000 students daily. 2010-11 represents Playworks’ second year in Portland, OR; we’ve grown to 14 schools and serve nearly 6,000 students daily with plenty of school district and community support to continue growing in the future. Join us in the movement!