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Playworks Twin Cities, St. Paul, Minnesota

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Address: 111 E Kellogg BLVD
St. Paul, Minnesota  55101  
United States
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
EIN: 94-3251867
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Mission Statement


To improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities of physical activity and safe and meaningful play.

Description


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. These coaches become part of the school community, working full-time to provide organized play and physical activity through the five components of the Playworks program. They organize games and activities during recess, provide individual class game times and run a leadership development program during school hours. They also run Playworks tutoring and physical activity programs and developmental sports leagues during after school hours. Research shows that play is essential to child development and an invaluable tool for improving school climate. And quality recess and playtime also helps children return to the classroom more focused and ready to learn. Playworks currently serves in 9 Twin Cities elementary schools.

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. These coaches become part of the school community, working full-time to provide organized play and physical activity through the five components of the Playworks program. They organize games and activities during recess, provide individual class game times and run a leadership development program during school hours. They also run Playworks tutoring and physical activity programs and developmental sports leagues during after school hours. Research shows that play is essential to child development and an invaluable tool for improving school climate. And quality recess and playtime also helps children return to the classroom more focused and ready to learn. Playworks currently serves in 9 Twin Cities elementary schools.

Mission Statement: To improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities of physical activity and safe and meaningful play.

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Program Type:


Youth Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes