Save the Date:
Please join us for the Park Perks season finale celebration, and help support Read to a Child – Metro Detroit!
Saturday, September 29, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ride the carousel in the Big Cat Court or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel in the Brushfire Grill. Enjoy a meet and greet with PAWS, toss a ball with a Tigers alum and enjoy fun activities with the kids, including special photo opportunities and behind-the-scene tours of Comerica Park. All ticket purchases also include complimentary ballpark food and soft drinks.
Event will be held at:
2100 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Free parking available at the Tigers Garage.
250 East Fisher Service Drive
Detroit, Michigan 48201
All tickets include:
- Admission to the event
- One meal and two soft drinks
- Access to appearance of Tigers alum
- Access to complimentary carousel and Ferris wheel rides (if available due to operations or weather)
- Access to speed pitch booths and batting cages
- Access to complimentary face painters and sketch artists
- Photo opportunities
- Opportunity to meet PAWS
- Opportunity for behind-the-scenes tours
- Complimentary parking
- Volunteer Information
- Detroit News Article: Mich. dip in 3rd-grade reading worst of 11 states
- Quicken Loans Community Challenge
- Understanding Michigan Third Grade Reading Law
About Detroit’s Program
In 2012, Read to a Child’s Detroit program began operating at Bow Elementary School to address the growing concerns regarding 3rd grade literacy in Metro Detroit elementary schools. After a successful test market launch, the Region has grown to support 4 schools in Detroit and Pontiac, delivering over 2500 one on one Lunchtime Reading Sessions since its inception. Although we have made significant impact on the success of the students served, 3rd grade reading competency is still an area of concern for Michigan children, particularly in underserved communities.
Read to a Child Detroit is committed to building capacity which will allow us to expand our platform for community collaboration with the purpose of spreading the joy of reading to support literacy growth for children in grades K-4. We are proud to support volunteer readers from a vast array of corporations, community organizations and civic institutions including Detroit Renaissance Lions Club, DTE Energy, FCA Automobiles, Fleishman Hillard, Level One Bank, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Quicken Loans, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and many more. The program is continuing to seek additional partners to expand its programming options.
++ 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)? Applications are accepted on a rolling basis in order to provide a mentor to waitlisted students.
++ 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 Detroit” if you are not affiliated with a company).
Office Hours Mon-Thur 8-4 pm
1528 Woodward, Suite 400
Detroit, MI 48226