August 15, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Lipke Recreation Center will reopen as the S.A.Y. (Sports, Academics, Youth) Detroit Play Center after repairs and refurbishment. In partnership with SAY Detroit a 501(c) (3) non-profit, the city of Detroit, and Score7 Charitable Fund, the center will engage underserved youth in a unique approach to motivational learning. Students aged 8 to 18 who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and school attendance or enroll in the on-site daily tutoring program to meet program requirements will have access to the center resources, including the sports facilities, Note for Notes recording studio and multi-media learning center.
Project Location: Lipke Recreation Center | 19320 Van Dyke Avenue | Detroit, MI 48234 | Map
Project scope: Landscaping activities including the removal of bushes from building perimeter, digging up designated bushes/trees and trimming overgrowth in parking lot plantings, weeding, trash pick-up
Volunteers: Bring work gloves, pruning shears, hedge clippers, digging shovels, pruning saws, gas or battery powered chain saws – operate only if experienced & protective eye gear, brooms, ladders, dustpans, trash bags