News & Updates

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

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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

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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

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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

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It’s a Summer of Success, Part 1

With structured activities at the center and around the city, the #SummerofSuccess is off to a fantastic start: Day 1, July 10 A college exploration session for our high school students and a parent orientation. Day 2, July 11 Our Summer of Success families competing in our family Olympics and the first enrichment sessions of the Continue Reading

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Upcoming Registration & Event Dates

July 10: Football and Cheer Registration Begins August 1: Football and Cheer Official Practice Begins August 5: Warriors BBQ Kick-Off Party August 10: Washington DC College Tour August 28: 2017-2018 Enrollment Registration Begins August 28: Pistons Academy Summer Basketball Camp September 8: Open House

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A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

On Monday, June 5th, five teams presented their 10-week long buoyancy projects, in which students worked with Cooper Standard volunteers to build and print 3D boat models. The teams, Making Waves, Rich & Famous Boats, The Jays, Cadillacs, and River Renegades, were comprised of our 7th and 8th grade students. Each team was given 10 minutes to present their Continue Reading

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S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center Students Selected for Kettering University's AIM summer program

Academically Interested Thanks to Cooper Standard

Promise Hunter and Christian Hill, seniors at Voyageur High School and participants in our Knowledge-for-College (KFC) college preparatory program were accepted into Kettering University’s AIM program. The AIM, or Academically Interested Minds, is a pre-college summer residency program for students interested in science, engineering, math, and business. They are sponsored by Cooper Standard, whose representatives Continue Reading

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Busy Learning Bees

This week at S.A.Y. Play, like many weeks before, saw our students working hard to become great readers and great people. Check out the highlights below. Monday, April 17 Every other Monday, 10 volunteers from Cooper Standard work with our 7th and 8th graders in Science in The DEEP. They’ve been working on a buoyancy project Continue Reading

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Catching up on Robotics with Frog Force 503

The S.A.Y. Play Robotics program launched in 2016 with the assistance of Frog Force 503, a volunteer extension of the Novi, Michigan-based high school FIRST Robotics team founded in 2001. Frog Force has provided S.A.Y. Play critical technical expertise and experience in the FIRST robotics program. With their help, three FLL (FIRST LEGO League) teams and two FTC Continue Reading

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