Just Play Project creates time + space for the child’s right to play.
community by community Just Play Project trains and employs playworkers, empowers youth participation in the planning + design of public places, and enables cross-sector collaborations to create policies for the provision of play.
Playworkers support children to create their own spaces and opportunities for play. Through extensive training playworkers become the people who make play happen. The project sees playworkers as a transformative force in the work to ensure all children have the right to play.
participation in places
Empowering youth voice in decisions affecting their lives is central to the project. As 'animators' of youth's potential, we develop structures for youth organizing + support youth to change their public places and improve the communities in which we all live.
Policies for play
Communities provide policies for children regarding education and work - but not play. Working with local governments, community organizations, and advocacy groups - the project hopes to create policies for the provision of play at the local, state, and national levels.