News & Updates

Wrapping Our World in a Bow and Holiday Cheer

The week leading up to the holidays saw the SAY Play Center decorated and filled with holiday cheer just in time for the annual holiday showcase. Cooper-Standard Automotive kicked off their Science in the DEEP programing with a holiday STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) party featuring experiments, pencil catapults, marshmallow snowmen, snow globes and of Continue Reading

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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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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!

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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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