July 25th, 2018

The Secrets to Collegiate Success

GDYT (Grow Detroit’s Young Talent) students participating in our Summer of Success program will be taking several field trips this summer for enrichment opportunities both social and academic. On Monday, July 23, students took a day trip to the University of Toledo to tour the campus, enjoy lunch in a cafeteria, and sat in on Continue Reading

June 20th, 2018

Summer of Success Gets a Boost from the YDRC

Through a grant from the National Summer Learning Association, S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center’s Summer of Success program was one of twenty programs selected by the Youth Development Resource Center for a Summer Learning Program Quality Improvement pilot project. The Summer Learning Program Quality Intervention is a national best-practice model designed to help summer programs reach Continue Reading

May 31st, 2018

Warriors Revenge, 2.0

On May 19th, S.A.Y. Play hosted its second annual Warriors Revenge, a FIRST Lego League robotics invitational. The invitational is a friendly competition in celebration of the end of the recent FLL qualifying season, and in preparation for the coming season that begins in the fall. In two challenge rounds, thirteen teams from Detroit designed and Continue Reading

December 19th, 2017

FLL Jr Team Inspiring All

Congratulations to our FLL Jr. robotics team, who took home the Inspiration Award at the Northville Robostangs Expo on December 16, 2017. The award is given to the team that demonstrates the most excitement and enthusiasm about their work. An introductory robotics team, The Water Vision Squad was created specifically for second and third  graders. Team members Continue Reading

November 29th, 2017

SAY Play on Impact TV

Jenell Mansfield, Director of Academics at S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center, visits Impact 100 Metro Detroit to discuss the work we are doing in Detroit, Michigan!

November 3rd, 2017

“I am an Entrepreneur”

VentureLabs are “bite-sized” versions of the VentureSchool experience, held throughout the academic year at S.A.Y. Detroit Play. These pop-up classrooms have the primary aim of giving students the opportunity to unleash their entrepreneurial potential. At a recent VentureLab, our students were asked to explore how they are entrepreneurs. VentureSchool is a micro charter high school with its Continue Reading

August 24th, 2017

FREE Back-to-School Health Fair on August 30

**OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – SPONSORED BY DETROIT PISTONS** The FREE health fair is geared towards students ages six to 17 and will include: *eye screenings and tests arranged by Vision to Learn’s Mobile Unit *healthy eating games & activities and nutritional information presented by Henry Ford Health System, including: Line’Em Up: guess which fast Continue Reading

August 22nd, 2017

It’s Been a Summer of Success, Final

A little balance, creative insects, college readiness workshops, and a baseball clinic round up the final week of our summer of success camp at S.A.Y. Play. August 14 Arts & Scraps Have you ever seen a mouse ant? Unicycling It’s a regular old circus down here at S.A.Y. Play, so David Goldman is helping us Continue Reading

Warriors Revenge FIRST FLL Invitational Held at S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center on May 19, 2017 August 16th, 2017

S.A.Y. Play Wins FIRST STEM Grant, Kickoff Event Set for Sept. 9

For the second consecutive year, Robotics at S.A.Y. Detroit Play is the recipient of a FIRST® STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant. The annual grants are given to underserved and underrepresented communities to support the development of new, innovative approaches to address equity, inclusion and diversity inequalities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The grants are directed to facilitate hands-on Continue Reading

August 14th, 2017

GDYT College Tours

Our high school GDYT students travelled to Washington D.C. to tour colleges this past weekend. Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) is a citywide summer jobs program that employs young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 across the city, including as counselors at the Summer of Success camp at S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center. Soaking in history Continue Reading