News & Updates

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

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Matthew Stafford’s Cause & Cleats

In the second annual “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign, NFL players are allowed to wear custom-designed cleats that bear the names of causes they support during Week 13. Matthew Stafford, whose Score 7 Foundation is an instrumental partner in SAY Detroit Play Center, put his foot down for our cause yesterday! The signed cleats will Continue Reading

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Young Detroiters Trying to Stay Safe

The Detroit News ran an important story about the violence issues that plague the neighborhoods where our members live and learn. The story featured the perspectives of Neviah Lewis, 18, and David Williams, 12, who talk about how crime in their Detroit neighborhood and schools has affected them. We hope you’ll take the time to Continue Reading

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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 www.saydetroit.org

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“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

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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

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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

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

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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

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