Coined after the Block Captain and Jr. Block Captain roles,

the Play Captain Initiative is a workforce development and civic-engagement initiative with the mission to empower and train teens in leadership, playful learning and facilitation to make the

Play Streets and neighborhoods of Philadelphia more playful.

Bring the

Play Captain Initiative to your neighborhood!


Looking for a meaningful way to engage teens this summer?

Get in touch with us to learn how to bring the Play Captain Initiative to your block.

Email:  info@playcaptains.com

Become a Play Captain

We are always looking for teens that want to develop their leadership skills and make a difference in Philly's neighborhoods.

An Innovation of FAB YOUTH PHILLY, LLC

Our vision:

Is for more playful and engaged communities, where teens are leading the way!


We train teens ages 15-19 in playful learning, facilitation, leadership and other workplace skills in order for them to play and lead games with children on the Play Streets.


  • Increase amount of daily physical activity experienced by the Play Captains and children on the Play Streets;
  • Decrease 'Summer Slide' by incorporating literacy activities and games;
  • Increase Play Captains self-efficacy and sense that they can have a positive impact on their neighborhoods; and
  • Adults view teens as assets.

Want to know more? Contact us.

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