Play Marin envisions Marin as an integrated and unified community. The lessons learned through the play and experiences we provide instill valuable skills, create friendships, and enhance well being and solidarity among the young people of Marin, improving their prospects for a successful future and benefiting the health of our broader Marin community.
It's important that children spread amongst the many small towns in Marin have the opportunity to learn about others, not by competing against them, but instead through the lens of playing with them.- Paul Austin Founder, PLAY MARIN
Play and Diversity are Essential for a 21st Century Education
Extracurricular activities develop essential skills, such as teamwork, responsibility, grit, endurance, and a sense of culture and community (NCES)
Play, such as sports, has a positive correlation on student attendance, GPA, and test scores (NCES)
Society is becoming increasingly diverse. Employers hire those who can work with colleagues and customers from diverse cultural backgrounds