DAJ Memorial Golf Classic

Here is an opportunity, that comes with a story, to support resources for the U School that go directly to children that will benefit from addtional support services. This is a strong need for the U School as we build a greater inclusive community. Please read on and think about which choice is best for you – golfing, hole sponsorship, or direct donation.

Registration and Hole Sponsorhip Ends 5/20/2022

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In 2020 the world lost an amazing human, one who truly believed that children were our future, that education was power and that we each have a hand to play in shaping the world to be a better place and in creating a culture where everyone has the best possible opportunity to learn and develop—to be the best version of themselves. That person was the mother of Stacey (a childhood friend of the U School’s co-founders, Jackson and Ryan), a true innovator who was passionate about the children that walked into her classroom, played in her back yard and knocked on her front door.

A message from Stacey,

Neighborhoods have changed over the last few decades, I was extremely fortunate to grow up in one of those rare Ann Arbor neighborhoods where everyone literally knew your name, where neighbors celebrated each other’s accomplishments and lent a helping hand when needed. My mother loved watching the kids from the neighborhood grow into the type of adults she envisioned them to be.

Over the past 20+ years there were 100s of conversations where she would share how proud she was of ‘The Boys’, as she so lovingly called them. This group of high energy, passionate and driven young men more than surpassed her expectations: whether their path was business, music or education, they each fell into a space selected by their hearts. She would ‘clip’ an article about their achievements or give me an update on their success via a run-in at Meijer or Target that she recently had. She ensured that regardless of where I was in the world, I knew how well they were doing and how their contributions were making a difference.

The “U” School was founded and is ran by two of those ‘boys’, Ryan Brown & Jackson Perry. In her honor, I couldn’t think of a better way to keep her memory alive than to establish a fund that would ensure that each year ‘The Boys’ have access to assets that would allow for them to fuel the commitment to improving the educational experience for future generations. She truly believed, with her last breath, that children are the future and how we nurture, connect, and teach them impacts the world.

We thank each of you for helping us to create a lasting memory with the intent to give back and nurture others. I can’t think of a better way to honor my mother’s memory than finding a fun way to bring people together all while supporting the growth needs for the children in our circle.

My mom was my biggest cheerleader, I hope that I can now be hers. Please join us in celebrating her memory by participating in the 1st D.A.J. Memorial Golf Classic!

Registration and Hole Sponsorhip Ends 5/20/2022

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U School Rainbow, Lexicon, and Smile!

SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT for our community in honor of Teacher Ellen’s apparel request and her five years of service to the U School!

IMAGINE you, U Schoolers, and loved ones sporting this U School rainbow t-shirt with the rest of us!



PAY for your order when the t-shirts arrive at the U School. CURBSIDE pickup.

Dig in and take a closer look at the U School Lexicon. The micro-language presented in this book is the tool we use to accelerate children’s social/emotional skill building, and to master our own verbal habits among the children in our care. The U School Lexicon is available for sale on a pay-what-you-can basis (with a suggested value of $40).
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Also, here is the U School’s Amazon Wish List.

The U School Lexicon is Available for Purchase!

The U School Lexicon is here!

This book contains a vocabulary which keeps our daily conversations with children firmly anchored in the U School’s ideals. The Lexicon helps people understand how they can be powerful problem solvers, helps children and grown-ups communicate with less friction, and supports social-emotional development and executive function.


1. What is the U School Lexicon?

An overview of the philosophy behind the book, and an introduction to its content:

Rigamajig, U School Wish List, & Smile Cyber Monday

Support the U School with your Amazon Cyber Monday Shopping!
Check out the U School Amazon Wish list!
Rigamajig (something we’d love to have and on our wish list). Learn more about the incredible play designer Cas Holman and watch her on the Netflix Series “Abstract – The Art of Design”
“When I design toys I want children to create from their imagination rather than following instructions… My work as a designer is to give them these tools so that they are free to imagine, explore ideas and invent new things.” – Cas Holman

U School October Soirée!

Our annual Ocotober Soirée is a gathering for our whole community—families, board members, community partners, supporters of the U School, and anyone interested in learning about us.

This year we get the added bonus of celebrating our most recent expansion. The U School has doubled in size and we’d love for all to see our new space!

This is not a children’s play event, but it is family friendly. Come for some light food, beverages, company and conversation. Check out our school and find out what the children have been up to. Looking forward to seeing you there!

When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 7-9pm
Where: The U School

It helps us to know who is planning on attending the October Soirée. However, if you show up without an RSVP we will still be super happy to see you, no worries there. Please RSVP here.

Spring 2019 Outdoor & Handy Folk Work Day

It’s time to gather together again…to roll up our sleeves (maybe grab those mud boots) and prep the outdoor space for a stellar Spring/Summer season. Especially exciting this time around: PREPPING OUR EXPANDED OUTDOOR SPACE. We’ll be spring cleaning, planting perennials and annuals, sprucing up our sand area, and creating a super fun environment in our expansion area. Please join us! Come one, come all. The weather forecast looks great.

Saturday, April 27, 10am-2pm. Come when you can.