“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~Anne Frank
While the challenge of illiteracy is not unique to Detroit — lets make Detroit the leader in adopting a solution that works. Together, we can give our children the tools they need and in turn help transform Metro Detroit.
Become a Tutor
Through this unique participatory initiative people from all walks of life, from students to seniors, can work together to help empower Detroit’s children to reach their true potential and in the process enhance their own lives.
- In a study called Experience Corp Trial, older volunteers taught reading skills to Kg-3rd graders in Baltimore city schools
- In just a few months, brain-imaging studies revealed beneficial changes in their brains- a reversal of the aging process
Offer work-study programs, where older students in the same school or qualifying Detroit secondary schools serve as tutors to the younger
children–earning scholarship monies towards college.
An opportunity to give back
Conduct/Recruit a Workshop
Alongside literacy tutoring, to provide a more holistic experience, we would also like to engage children in gardening, cooking, music, art, yoga, science demonstrations, foreign language workshops, dance and various other disciplines to make learning inviting and instill an understanding of the world around them and how to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
We are interested in partnering with various organizations to raise awareness and build the necessary ommunity platform to support the initiative. In particular, we are interested in partnering with companies and organizations that could sponsor.
If you are interested in getting involved, we would love to have you join our team. Please send an e-mail or call the contact number provided below to get started or to find out more information.
“We need help building partnerships with organizations and individuals in the community at large, to raise awareness of the problem and this initiative’s effort to stem the tide—so that we can grow our volunteer base and expand our reach.
If you are interested in getting involved, we would love to have you join our team. Please send an e-mail or call the contact number provided below to get started or to find out more information.”