News & Updates

Robots and SATs and Learning, Oh My!

At today’s KFC (Knowledge for College) session, students played an S.A.T. version of money ball, during which our instructor connected (SMALL) monetary prizes (of his donation) with correct answers in their S.A.T. prep . The lesson here today was to show how investing in their college entrance exams–and preparing properly for them–will help them earn admission Continue Reading

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Hayes a Finalist for Coach of the Year

We at S.A.Y. Detroit Play are proud to share that Derrick Hayes, Director of Culture and Partnerships, has been nominated as a finalist in the 2017 Pistons Academy Awards for Jr. NBA Coach of the Year. The Pistons Academy of Youth Basketball was founded in 2012 to deliver the best of youth basketball programs in Detroit. Continue Reading

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S.A.Y. Play Closed Monday

Due to the large amounts of snow we received last night, S.A.Y. Play will be closed today. We will reopen tomorrow at our regularly scheduled hours. Enjoy your day off and drive safely!

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First LEGO League Qualifier at Michigan Science Center

Weekend Robotics Warriors

Saturday, November 12 was an exciting day for three Warriors teams who competed in the FIRST LEGO League qualifier event, hosted at the Michigan Science Center. From 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, 24 teams from 14 cities in southeast Michigan took part. In the 2016-2017 qualifying tournament system, teams received one robotics challenge and one project Continue Reading

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Our Snack Cabinet Just Got Bigger

Peter Andoni, co-owner of Shield’s Pizza and a longtime supporter of S.A.Y. Detroit, took a tour of our S.A.Y. Play Center at Lipke Park today for the first time and made a large donation for the students who attend the center after school. Peter has a new product that’s out in stores now — it’s Continue Reading

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M.A.D.E. by Masons is Making A Difference Everywhere

 S.A.Y. Detroit Strikes Major Partnership with Michigan Masons Ten-year multi-million dollar donation a “game changer” for charity to strengthen its umbrella of nonprofit initiatives, including S.A.Y. Play Center at Lipke Park S.A.Y. Detroit announced today that it has been awarded a 10-year, multi-million dollar grant from the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation, with major support going Continue Reading

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