Play360 PlayMakers are Changemakers
Creating a better educational experience for children is the heart and soul of our play360 PlayMakers. But doing the hard work to make it happen takes a certain kind of community driven, inspired person who believes in the power of play and the strength of community in bringing a project to fruition. We find these spectacular change makers in the form of teachers, parents, neighbors, organizations and students.
In the rural communities of Belize, schools are single-room structures and children attend classes only a few hours a day. A local elementary teacher reached out to play360 with the idea that a playground would help the children enjoy school more and might increase attendance rates. She gathered the community. In just a few short days, a project took root in the hearts and minds of the community.
Become a play360 PlayMaker
Apply to become a play360 PlayMaker and receive access to our signature project management and
playground design course. Finish the course and apply for a $500 grant to build your playground.
What kind of PlayMaker are you?
PlayMakers come in all kinds. Are you a passionate community member who wants to make a difference? Are you a member of an organization that works to improve education and opportunity for children? Are you a student inspired to learn playmaking skills and contribute to a better world? Whatever kind of PlayMaker you are, the play360 PlayMaker course is for you.
Apply to the play360 PlayMaker online course.
Play360 PlayMakers are committed to not just building a playground in their community but also to learning new skills and abilities in project management, community organization, and playground design. If you are inspired to lead a project and willing to do the hard work to get there, apply to become a play360 PlayMaker.
Complete the course. Apply for a grant. Build your playground.
Successfully complete the PlayMaker course and you will earn the opportunity to apply for a $500 grant towards your playground build project as well as receiving 1:1 mentorship every step of the way. You did the work, we are committed to your success!
Complete the PlayMaker course and qualify for a $500 grant for your playground project!
The play360 Fellows program is a highly competitive program designed for PlayMakers who have completed at least two projects. Fellows are dedicated PlayMakers in a geographical region who receive a stipend to work directly with aspiring PlayMakers and organizations. We are currently designing this program for implementation in 2022.
If you are a play360 PlayMaker interested in becoming a play360 Fellow, please complete this short preliminary application.