Developing great readers and great people. 

at Lipke Center

Revitalizing and empowering one of Detroit’s most-challenged and underserved neighborhoods since 2015.

Sports. Academics. Youth.

Changing the game for young Detroiters.

The SAY Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park is the premier training center for young people, ages 8 – 18, to improve their community, starting with themselves. Students in the after-school program commit to their studies and enjoy first-rate academic, athletic & arts programs in partnership with Detroit’s major sports teams.

Inside SAY Play


Learning at the Core

in a 7,000 sq. foot digital learning and enrichment center.

State-of-the-Art Sports Facilities

Regulation football field by Matthew Stafford’s Score 7 Foundation, Detroit Pistons’ basketball court and more.

1-on-1 after school tutoring

At least an hour of study before other activities.

Recording Studio


provided from participating schools to SDPC, and then home.


Interested students can sign up for competitive FIRST robotics teams

A Growing campus

The 15-acre campus is expanding to include a new building.


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