Founded in 2017, Just Play Project is evolving into a national model to support child-directed play as a catalyst for community development.


Community by community, JPP creates time and space for children’s right to play and is emerging as a U.S. model to support children’s free play in communities by focusing on people, places, and policies. JPP 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. 

Core to the mission of Just Play Project is developing an economically, socially, and environmentally just model of free play for all. This is a work in progress...   





Beth Myers
Co-Founder | Teacher

Rusty Keeler
Co-Founder | Designer


Alex Cote

Positions filled Summer 2017

please check back in Spring 2018 for more opportunities to get involved!

Junior Playworker

Are you a teen between 14-17 looking to learn more about the profession of play? We are looking for 4 teens for our summer play ranging program.


  • playful and willing to learn about how to support child-directed play
  • good or willing to develop organizational skills
  • flexible thinking
  • participate actively in Reflective Analytic Practice 

Lead Playworker

Do you have experience with being a Playworker or interested in learning more about the Playwork profession? We are looking for a visionary leader to support our summer program.



  • supervise a staff of 4 teen playworkers - in training (Junior Playworkers). 
  • lead staff in Reflective Analytic Practice
  • support staff to carry-out summer play ranging program
  • complete all reports for staff development


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