November 10th, 2017

Michigan Masons Confirms Commitment

In a special ceremony held November 8th, members of the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation were at SAY Detroit Play Center to present its second installment check for $500,000 in its ongoing, and long-term, investment in changing the game for Detroit’s youth. Read about their visit, and their relationship with SAY Play, at

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

August 10th, 2017

Summer of Success continues in August (Part 4)

July 31 -August 2: Why We Write Beginning with a session on “why we write,” students then attended a two-day writing workshop at 826michigan to create their own “zines” about what they have the power to change about their city, their country and themselves. 826michigan is a writing and tutoring program in Detroit’s eastern market. August 3: Continue Reading

July 30th, 2017

It’s a Summer of Success, Part 3

July 25: If you’re not inspired by this week’s special camp message about acceptance and building relationships, you’re not paying attention. Each morning, programming begins with a special focus on working the soul and working the body. During this morning’s roll call, we talk about marching to our own BEAT: BE comfortable with who you Continue Reading

July 23rd, 2017

It’s a Summer of Success, Part 2

Two great days of exploration around Detroit Day 6, July 17 With VentureSchool, our students’ VentureLab took them through Ponyride and Bamboo Detroit. The field trip exposed students to several small businesses and entrepreneurs operating successfully in Detroit. It’s all about the art (and the business) of the possible.   Day 9, July 20 #SummerofSuccess Continue Reading

July 17th, 2017

New TV for Family Events Donated

The staff and students at the S.A.Y. Play Center at Lipke Park this week were thrilled to receive a flat screen television and sound system that was donated by retired U.S. Navy Capt. Doug McDonald and his wife Kathy. McDonald is president of the Motor City Veteran’s Village. The gift was made possible thanks to Continue Reading