June 2024


We Came. We Explored. And We ATE!

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Approximately 1,200 people attended SAY Detroit’s EAT Detroit fundraiser on Tuesday, June 18. Guests traversed the city, enjoying food tastings at 27 of Detroit’s finest restaurants — from Corktown to Midtown and of course, Downtown, all to benefit our most underserved citizens.

Thank you to all who attended for helping SAY Detroit provide pathways to success for Detroiters in need.

Celebrating Our Graduating Seniors

SAY Play released new stats this week, our high school senior student participants achieved a 100% graduation rate! Congratulations.

Johnethain Jackson has been joining us afterschool since the center opened in 2015. He spent much of his time in the gym and participating in sports activities. The past two summers he has worked with SAY Play as a camp counselor for our summer program. This summer he is working security and plans to start classes at OCC in the winter of 2024. When asked what he would like to say to our donors he had the best answer!

Thank you for opening my eyes to see a new world.

Johnethain Jackson, SAY Play alumnus

Welcoming Another Family Home

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SAY Detroit’s Working Homes / Working Families program, with support from our financial partner General Motors, gave the gift of home ownership to a SAY Play family in late May.  And thank you to Humble Design (furnishings) and The Dre Project (pantry food). A single mother and her three children, who attend SAY Play’s after school program, now have a safe place to call home. The family and the SAY Play team, pictured above. 

It Takes a Village

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The upcoming volunteer event at Parker Village, in support SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic is full! Parker Village donates nutritious healthy food grown in their gardens to more than 250 patients at the Health Clinic. Look for more volunteer opportunities!

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