Project Joy (PJ, www.projectjoy.com) is a dynamic mission-driven Boston-based 501 c(3) non-profit organization. PJ’s mission is to use the healing power of play to transform kids sidelined by personal trauma into enthusiastic players in the game of life. PJ provides direct service to children, but more importantly PJ trains teachers and afterschool care providers (the people who work most closely to our kids), to use the healing power of spirited play to build trusting, loving relationships. Through innovative training retreats PJ provides these caregivers with the resources they need to strengthen and heal children through play. Established in Boston in 1989, Project Joy has expanded to national scope, currently supporting children and their caretakers from Boston to Biloxi and beyond.