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 Read Aloud Mentoring 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.
NOTE 2021: Our programs are currently functioning virtually, and we are giving priority to returning volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for the first time, and would like to hear from us once we’re ready for new volunteers, please complete this form!
If you are a company or organization that would like to partner with us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaela Mento & Judy Tipton
Acting Program Director & Development Consultant
1528 Woodward, Suite 400
Detroit, MI 48226