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January 2022

Newsletter

Pistons Partnership Leads to New Programming

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The students and leadership at the SAY Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park are excited to participate in Rhymes with Reason, a web-based educational program that uses music to help students learn standardized, literacy-related topics, including vocabulary. The age-based program launched Monday, Jan. 24, with a cohort of 40 students ranging from elementary to high school. The high school students will use Rhymes with Reason as a college prep tool.  Rhymes with Reason is an extension of SAY Play students’ after-school homework help sessions, called Next Day. Through SAY Detroit’s partnership with the Detroit Pistons, students will be able to reach education-based milestones within the Rhymes with Reason program that unlock a variety of prizes from the Detroit Pistons and SAY Play.

Health Clinic Helps Parents During Baby’s First Year

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A baby’s first year can be challenging and overwhelming. To continue our mission to help the underserved population in Detroit, the SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic launched a program called “First Year”. “First Year” will provide support to pregnant mothers and mothers/caregivers of infants. The SAY Clinic will offer free baby supplies and education. Mothers will work one-on-one with a case manager to set goals for baby’s first year development. For more information, please visit the website.

There is always “A Time to Help”

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On Saturday, Feb. 5 Motown Soup will host the first monthly A Time to Help volunteer project of 2022 at Motown Soup in Utica. Volunteers will package soups and other dry mixes for the nonprofit, which sells the mixes and donates 100% of the proceeds to other nonprofits. Motown Soup has donated more than $10,000 the past several years to support the SAY Play meal program. Information on how to register for the volunteer project can be found at atimetohelp.org.

SAY Detroit Vaccination Days

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SAY Detroit is continuing to help our community in the fight against COVID-19. On Friday, Jan. 7 the SAY Detroit Play Center, along with the SAY Family Health Clinic, hosted a vaccination event for SAY Play students and their families to get up-to-date on vaccinations. The event was also open to any eligible local community members.  Visit the health clinic website for COVID-19 testing schedules.  

(Let’s hear it for our great health care professionals! They enjoyed the @notesfornotes studio at SAY Play.)

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