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. 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, FCA Automobiles, 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 17 students. Additionally, we are pleased to announce program expansion, serving students at Detroit Leadership Academy for the upcoming school year.
++ Are you familiar with the Lunchtime Reading Program?
++ Can you commit 30 minutes once a week for 30 weeks (or biweekly if you have a reading partner)
++ Are you in close proximity to one of our school partner locations?
If your answer is yes to each of these three questions, please CLICK HERE to complete the volunteer application. Be prepared to enter your location, nearest school, and company (or select “Individual Reader” if you are not affiliated with a company).