Field Zone to be safe space for youth to ‘chillax’

Southfield’s new youth center is expected to open Memorial Day and will offer up to 400 students daily activities.


Southfield’s new youth center, which is expected to open Memorial Day, will provide activities for up to 400 middle school and high school students daily, city officials said.

With a registration fee of no more than $55 for the summer, a student will get access to 12 new computers, soundproof study areas and music practice rooms, a recording studio, a video gaming area, a stage that doubles as a movie theater and plush couches and chairs for lounging.

The facility, called the Field Zone, is open to kids from Southfield or who attend Southfield Public Schools. It is located below the Southfield Pavilion in the city’s municipal complex and is expected to cost nearly $3 million for construction and two years of operation. Private donations covered most of that cost.

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