Beyond Basics is a child-centered, literacy focused nonprofit organization. We provide one-on-one reading tutoring and literacy enrichment programs for K-12 students and achieve grade level movement in six to twelve weeks. Beyond Basics’ proven methods are life-changing for the kids we reach, opening a whole new world and future to those who need it most.
A Day in the Life
Beyond Basics gets students reading and excited about learning. We’ve done this work in Detroit public schools since 2002 and have met inspiring students with amazing stories.
A Day in the Life of Elijah
One young Detroiter’s life has changed now that he has learned how to read, thanks to Beyond Basics. Keith Famie’s short film “A Day in the Life of Elijah Craft” chronicles how learning to read changed Elijah’s life. Watch this 18 minute film now to see how Beyond Basics transforms lives.
Beyond Basics 2018 Literacy Summit
Beyond Basics held its Literacy Summit at Mumford High School on March 1st to kick off National Reading Month that included students, teachers, community activists, foundations, the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Board and local journalists. DPSCD compiled this highlight reel from the summit discussion.
Film featuring Elijah Craft and Beyond Basics’ reading tutoring program presented in the highly prestigious New Hope Film Festival
Beyond Basics to Open Family Literacy Center at Durfee Innovation Society – recently named as HUD’s first EnVision Center
“Detroit’s schools score worst in the nation again, but Vitti vows that will change” -Detroit Free Press
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