Our Gratitude for General Motors

Our Gratitude for General Motors

General Motors has generously awarded another $250,000 to Beyond Basics’ Family Literacy Center! This extends our ambitious effort to rebuild Detroit one family at a time by strengthening reading and writing skills of residents of all ages, especially young...
Detroit Parks and Rec Hosts Summer Fun Centers

Detroit Parks and Rec Hosts Summer Fun Centers

Beyond Basics was delighted to participate as a partner with Detroit Parks and Recreation, the Detroit Public Schools Community District, Michigan State University, and The Skillman Foundation in Summer Fun Centers for Detroit children. The children rotated through a...
What Kindness Means Around the World

What Kindness Means Around the World

Students around the globe are joining metro Detroit schoolchildren this year in expressing their thoughts on kindness through our International Art and Writing Project. “The project lets every child know they have a voice, no matter where they are in the world,” says...
Why is illiteracy a crisis

Why is illiteracy a crisis

Why is illiteracy a crisis? The definition of a crisis is “a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger.” Another definition describes a crisis as “a time when difficult or important decisions must be made.” Dear friends, the state of illiteracy in our...
Celebrating 20 years!

Celebrating 20 years!

20th Anniversary Gala Celebrating 20 years! In 1999, our CEO, Pam Good walked into a school with a mission to make a difference by delivering coats; what she found was that the students required much more. She set out on a literacy journey that would reach over 5,000...