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The State of Play

Children are missing out on the childhood they deserve. Play is disappearing at home, at school and in communities, particularly for the 16 million children living in poverty.

Learn why play matters

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Designing cities to be kid-friendly with opportunities to play everywhere!

Kids and parents are calling out for play everywhere. People want a complete reimagining of what our urban spaces and places look like -- from sidewalks and bus stops to health clinics and laundromats.

We're calling it Playability

Apply now to become a Playful City USA

City Leaders: Apply to Become a Playful City USA

Playful City USA is a recognition program that honors municipalities that make it easy for all kids to get the balanced and active play they need to thrive.

Apply by March 26th to join a network of leaders working to increase playability across the country.

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Play Everywhere

KaBOOM! creates and catalyzes great places to play. Cities need to be designed with opportunities to play everywhere.

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Play Advocates

KaBOOM! inspires and empowers influential individuals and leaders to promote and protect play.

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Changing the Conversation

KaBOOM! elevates the play movement through thought leadership and educates the nation about the importance of play.

The importance of play in all kids lives

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama joined KaBOOM! by participating in a playground build and service projects to improve the lives of children through play.

More from the 2014 Day of Service and Remembrance

Our Partners

More than 275 companies have partnered with KaBOOM! to bring play to underserved children. As a result, our partners have engaged employees, empowered communities, built stronger brands and given children the childhood they deserve.

We can't do it alone; become part of the movement

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