Great organization that uses an effective method to improve the health and well-being of kids and communities!
This organization is terrific, and has a very important mission. Safe, active play is imperative for our elementary school kids, and Playworks highly motivated and energized coaches and staff ensure that it happens -- all while creating a statistically significant increase in classroom focus and reading comprehension. What's not to love?
I feel great about donating to Playworks -- what an amazing organization and I am happy to support their mission to keep kids active and educate everyone about the value of play in children's lives. I am lucky to have corporate matching to double my gift. Thank you, Playworks, for all you do to improve the lives of our children!
Playworks is a key partner of Kaiser Permanente NW in our effort to promote a culture of health in schools through our Thriving Schools initiative. Research shows that active kids are healthier kids, that they experience a greater sense of well-being and that they do better at school. Playworks makes lifelong health possible for all kids through a focus on fun, inclusive physical activity during recess and after school. We have been excited to support their work and to see the excellent results.
Playworks is getting it done! They are a great example of where impact, scale, and system change intersect. They are effecting the lives and future of low income children by transforming the school climate in which they go to every day. They are doing this work in 22 regions across the United States; changing the way schools think about the value of play for children. As a funder, I can't think of a better return on my investment. Keep doing more of this important work!
Playworks is a wonderful organization. I have rarely seen such dedication and enthusiasm in other organizations who work with public schools. Playworks staff work hard to provide safe and encouraging environments in which children can play. If you ever get the chance to watch a Playworks coach at work, take the time because you will be very impressed with their skills, but mostly you will get the chance to see children happily at play!
I have worked with Playworks for over 2 years now on various capacities. I am constantly blown away by the strides they make and the difference they make in the community each day. The leadership team for is genuine and cares for the youth they serve. I have seen firsthand the results that the Playworks program has on kids. I am proud to be involved in such a rewarding organization who truly makes a difference.
My company has done a fundraising day with Playworks, and has done some filming of their schools and organization. Playworks is one of the most innovative, holistic and promising nonprofits I have ever come across. I am personally inspired by their mission and all of their messages in my own life as a mother and community member. I am inspired to spread their message and ideas, and feel that is part of what they would like to happen. They are not only an organization that is affecting communities, schools and kids all over the country, but they are also clearly the start of a movement. And every part of what they do feels like the kind of changes our kids and our communities need - and most especially our schools.