News & Updates

April 22nd, 2017

Busy Learning Bees

This week at S.A.Y. Play, like many weeks before, saw our students working hard to become great readers and great people. Check out the highlights below. Monday, April 17 Every other Monday, 10 volunteers from Cooper Standard work with our 7th and 8th graders in Science in The DEEP. They’ve been working on a buoyancy project Continue Reading

April 1st, 2017

Catching up on Robotics with Frog Force 503

The S.A.Y. Play Robotics program launched in 2016 with the assistance of Frog Force 503, a volunteer extension of the Novi, Michigan-based high school FIRST Robotics team founded in 2001. Frog Force has provided S.A.Y. Play critical technical expertise and experience in the FIRST robotics program. With their help, three FLL (FIRST LEGO League) teams and two FTC Continue Reading

March 15th, 2017

Robots and SATs and Learning, Oh My!

At today’s KFC (Knowledge for College) session, students played an S.A.T. version of money ball, during which our instructor connected (SMALL) monetary prizes (of his donation) with correct answers in their S.A.T. prep . The lesson here today was to show how investing in their college entrance exams–and preparing properly for them–will help them earn admission Continue Reading

March 10th, 2017

Hayes a Finalist for Coach of the Year

We at S.A.Y. Detroit Play are proud to share that Derrick Hayes, Director of Culture and Partnerships, has been nominated as a finalist in the 2017 Pistons Academy Awards for Jr. NBA Coach of the Year. The Pistons Academy of Youth Basketball was founded in 2012 to deliver the best of youth basketball programs in Detroit. Continue Reading

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