Join the fight against illiteracy in Metro Detroit!
Read to a Child’s Detroit program began operating in 2012 to address the critical need for literacy support in the Metro Detroit Area. The program began in one Detroit School and has since expanded to include an additional school in Detroit and one in Pontiac. In 2015, the National Assessment of Educational Progress revealed that only 27% of fourth grade students in the Detroit Public School District tested at or above basic levels in reading. More astonishingly, students are expressing significant concern with their lack of access to literacy CLICK HERE for more information. This need for support has not gone unnoticed and Read to a Child Detroit, is committed to building capacity to support the needs of our youth.
About Detroit’s Program
Read to a Child understands the importance of community partnerships in addressing the literacy challenges in our schools. We are proud to support volunteer readers from a vast array of corporations, community organizations and civic institutions including Quicken Loans, the Detroit Police Department, General Motors, Level One Bank and many more. The program is continuing to seek additional partners to expand its programming options, we currently have a waiting list of 26 students. Additionally, we aim to add 50 additional students to our program by Fall 2017. For more information on how you can support efforts in Metro Detroit, contact Ky Lindberg.
Join us on May 11th!
Read to a Child in Detroit is excited to host its 5th Annual Fundraiser ‘Help Kids in Need Love to Read’ on May 11, 2017 at the Robert’s Riverwalk Hotel. Patrons will enjoy drinks, food, dancing and entertainment, as well as a special presentation to our Volunteer of the Year. Each ticket sold will support our Lunchtime Reading Program and our goal to offer the program to three additional schools for the 2017-2018 school year. Tickets can be purchased here.