PROJECT PLAY: SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN
Project Play: Southeast Michigan works across seven counties, seeking both community-wide and stakeholder-specific input to collaboratively build local solutions that address a goal of “building communities in which all children have the opportunity to be active in sports.” The initiative is a collaborative project between the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and the Aspen Institute.
Since the release of the State of Play: Southeast Michigan report, the initiative has made significant progress in the following ways:
Project Play works with the four YMCAs active in the region to support the development of a YMCA Positive Play Initiative (YPPI) to expand free play and sports sampling opportunities.
Community relations and foundation staff of the Lions, Tigers, Pistons, and Red Wings have joined a work group to support efforts that expand access to sports and play, starting with the Pistons’ Basketball for All program.
The Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) at Michigan State University is conducting a deep dive into coach training, with the support of the Project Play: Southeast Michigan coach training work group.
Do you want to help activate? Contact: Martin Fox