Detroit Prep Needs a Playground!

We need your help!

This summer, we need your help. The doors of our new building are set to open this fall to hundreds of Detroit students, and we’d love to have a new playground ready to play on as soon as possible. Please consider donating, sharing, and being a part of providing a beautiful, fun, and safe play structure for our students and neighborhood!

Play is important.

The importance of play to young children’s healthy and holistic development and learning has been documented by researchers for years. Through play time, students are encouraged to explore their surroundings, navigate relationships and social situations, and learn what it means to be part of a collective group. Positive peer play interactions are associated with skills that support children’s engagement in learning activities and experiences in the classroom, such as self-regulation, cognitive flexibility, language, perspective taking, problem solving, and creativity. 

We’ve been inspired by the way that our students have shown curiosity and creativity during recess over the past three years. With no playground, and our only recess area being our parking lot surrounded by woodchips, our students have worked together to make up new games and have joy-filled playtime, despite the lack of equipment and structure.

Playgrounds are Expensive.

To live out our mission of providing an equitable education to all students, we believe it’s absolutely necessary to provide a world-class play space for our students at our new school. We believe that all kids, regardless of what zip-code they live in, deserve state of the art equipment to play on. But playgrounds are expensive; most playgrounds cost over $150,000!  

Let’s Play!

August 10th, 10a - 12p // Come join us at the Detroit Body Garage for a community workout to help us build our playground!

  • Kid + family friendly workout led by Coach Terra Castro

  • Class will be donations based, with all proceeds going to our playground fundraiser

  • Monthly memberships will be up for grabs in a raffle

  • Coffee and bagels will be provided

September 28th, 9a - 4p // Come join us for our first ever Kickball Tournament to raise money for our playground!

  • Sign up as an individual or grab a group of friends and make a team

  • Breakfast and lunch will be available

  • Compete to be the first ever Detroit Prep kickball champions!