May 2024


Let’s EAT, Detroit!

You deserve the VIP treatment! Join us Tuesday, June 18 for EAT Detroit, our annual fundraiser to benefit SAY Detroit.

A limited number of  VIP tickets are still available. As an EAT Detroit VIP you are invited to exclusive pre AND post event receptions! 

In a reception presented by San Morello, VIP patrons will join SAY Detroit founder Mitch Albom and other special guests in Shinola Hotel’s Birdy Room. Complete your evening with a flaming dessert at iconic The Whitney. 

Celebrating Our Graduating Seniors Part II

Graduation season is here! We are proud of our seniors who developed into leaders and mentors for our younger students.

Brionna Mahone, a relatively new addition to the SAY Play family, is a senior at Centerline Preparatory and will attend Oakland Community College to study early childhood education.

SAY Play convinced me that I want to be a teacher! And it has given me valuable experience to put on my resume. Thank you!

SAY Play student
better together color fix

‘Tis The Season For Better Together Grillers

With the warmer weather, we welcome more frequent Better Together grillers. This month we hosted three events where at-risk youth and plain clothes police officers shared a meal together and had a meaningful discussions about roles and experiences.

The exit survey results are motivating – 74% of respondents confirm they feel more positively about community policing after experiencing one of our events.

“It’s been a voice of reason, getting people to turn to each other, not on each other,” program leader Darryl Woods says.

Inspiring Mental Health During Wellness Wednesdays

wellness wed 5.15.24 IMG 8159

May’s Wellness Wednesday, led by guest speaker Carla Butcher, nurse practitioner at the SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic, considered a variety of health topics, including depression and anxiety, and valuable tools for self-care.   Read more ››

Save the Date!

SAY Detroit’s A Time To Help has multiple volunteer opportunities in June. Join us!

Monday, June 10

Help prep SAY Play’s 9 garden beds for Summer Camp! Students will grow veggies and spices in the garden and learn how to prepare healthy snack and meals from the produce. 

Saturday, June 29

Detroit Hives, a SAY Detroit Radiothon fund recipient, needs assistance weeding/maintaining their wild flower habitat (located on land formerly home to Detroit rapper, Eminem’s childhood house). Local honey has many health benefits – let’s help the bees!

Love what you’re reading? Help us keep it going!