The Campus

What was once the shuttered recreation center of Lipke Park is now an educational center that looks and feels more like a college campus. 

From a state-of-the-art recording studio donated by Notes for Notes to a 7,000 square-feet digital learning center that we call “the DEEP,” to a new synthetic turf football field donated by Matthew Stafford’s Score 7 Foundation, every corner of our campus is designed to change the game for young people to inspire and guide them to success in college and life.


A 7,000 square-foot digital learning and tutoring center is equipped with the latest computer tech, a science lab, and individual study rooms

Stafford Field

The regulation football field was built through a generous donation by Matthew Stafford’s Score 7 Foundation.

Recording Studio

Notes for Notes Studios are packed with professional instruments – guitars, basses, drums, keyboards/synths – and equipment – DJ gear, digital music workstations – and full recording facilities.

Pistons Court

Pistons' owner Tom Gores partnership has brought a refurbished basketball court, scoreboard and gym floor (as well funding for academic programs.)

Dance Studio

The studio is home to the Detroit Culture Co.'s Culture Crew.

Baseball Field

The Honorable Judge Damon J. Keith Field, built with the help of the Detroit Tigers Foundation and the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, is home to the FCF Warriors.

Robotics Room

FIRST Lego Robotics room is where our FTC and FLL teams practice and prepare for competitions.


Nearly 70% of SAY Play’s current membership depends on the transportation system of six shuttle vans; students are picked up at their schools and brought to SDPC, and delivered to their doorstep in the evening.


Students in the after school program are served afternoon snacks and an evening meal in the after school program.


We've teamed with Wayne State University School of Social Work to set up a mental health program called LiveWELL. With on-site counseling from a licensed master social worker and two social work interns, students and their families can access one-on-one crisis management, get referral to treatment, and have a dedicated "chill zone" for students and staff to experience the benefits of safe and quiet space.

Help build the Kelly and Matthew Stafford & Friends Educational Center