The Playworks Program
Initiative Description: The Playworks program was implemented for 7,799 5th grade students from 158 low income schools from 2001-2007 to promote physical activity and youth development through structured play.
Study Results: Playworks may mitigate declines in protective factors such as problem-solving skills and meaningful participation in school.
Reference: Madsen, K. A., Hicks, K., & Thompson, H. (2011). Physical activity and positive youth development: impact of a school based program. Journal of School Health, 81(8), 462-470. doi:10.1111/j.1746-1561.2011.00615.x
Level of Evdience: Very Good