EOYA Playworks Milwaukee
A team for Playworks
Improving the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.
Playworks is the only national nonprofit organization in the country providing trained, full-time play coaches focused on recess to hundreds of underserved schools in major urban areas. Playworks also provides training and technical assistance to schools, districts and youth serving organizations that wish to provide inclusive, healthy play as part of a positive learning environment. Playworks 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 currently operating in 23 cities across the nation, serving 380 schools and 170,000 students daily. Today, Playworks Milwaukee is operating in 12 Milwaukee Public Schools serving just over 5,000 children daily.