Our mission is to:
- Enahnce kids' literacy skills
- Provide greater access to books to develop a home library
- Offer opportunities for kids to read and develop a relationship with a caring young adult
We train UM students to be mindful, effective tutors by scaffolding their learning about how student achievement in the U.S. education system interfaces with issues of class, ethnicity, language acquisition and other systems. America Reads tutors promote a love of reading and writing through their work, and have an impact on the lives of hundreds of children each year.
We are committed to developing the literacy skills and confidence of elementary students in Metro-Detroit. University students tutor children in Detroit and Ypsilanti schools, providing individualized instruction and attention.