Play360 PlayMaker Challenge
The Playmaker Challenge is an opportunity to learn playground and playmaking skills together with a cohort of enthusiastic playmakers around the world. Together we will learn about the value of play in early childhood and the opportunities to use play to improve educational outcomes. We will learn design techniques for low cost, locally sourced play equipment, design our own playground and start on the journey of gathering our community to create a play space together.
Playmakers who successfully complete the challenge, will have the opportunity to apply for a $1000 grant for their play space project.
How the Challenge Works
The Challenge is an opportunity to complete the playmaker course work together with a global cohort of excited playmakers who will be learning right alongside you.
As a challenge participant you will have access to unique opportunities to meet previous playmakers, to talk to play360 founder Jon Racek and to have direct mentorship and support from the play360 team!
Apply to Become a Play360 playmaker
PlayMakers who apply before October 9th will automatically be invited to join the Playmaker Challenge. The Challenge invitation will remain open in the month of October based on availability in the cohort. Apply now! (add Playmaker Challenge in the last question of the application)
The way it works!
The course is on-line and asynchronous and you can complete it on your own time. The Challenge duration is 12 weeks.
Challenge participants will be asked to complete one Module every two weeks in order to keep in-sync with other cohort members. There are 4 modules in the course. Each module will take 3-6hours.
Challenge participants will be invited to join our group zoom calls. The launch call is scheduled for October 9th! Challenge participants will also have access to special events, unique learning activities and support throughout the challenge.
Complete the course. Apply for a grant. Build your playground.
Successfully complete the PlayMaker challenge within the time frame. (Challenge officially ends December 18th). In addition to successfully completing the course, all Challenge participants must also attend a minimum of three cohort group calls that are scheduled during the 12 week period, in order to be guaranteed the $1000 grant for their play space project.
Complete the PlayMaker Challenge and qualify for a $1000 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.