LITERACY IS FOR EVERYONE

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OUR MISSION

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.

CORE PROGRAMS

  • One-on-One Reading Tutoring (K-12)
  • Reading Readiness  (lower elementary) / SOAR (9-12)
  • Reading Buddies / Leader Readers
  • Free Book Program
  • Publishing Center
  • International Art and Writing
  • Expanding Horizons
    • Mentoring Matters Partners
    • Caring for Kids Donation Program

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.

Grants to Beyond Basics and CARE House of Oakland County

October 26, 2017
Grants to Beyond Basics and CARE House of Oakland County Oakland County, MI – October 25, 2017 – Impact100 Oakland County,...
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The Mars Agency Volunteers!

July 27, 2017
The Mars Agency, and advertising firm in Southfield, MI, sent some employees to volunteer in our office today. They ask...
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Blossoms of Birmingham Donates Centerpieces for Ladies Luncheon

June 1, 2017
Beyond Basics is excited to announce that famed local florist Blossoms of Birmingham will be donating the floral table centerpieces...
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Detroit News: Stop the school reform merry-go-round

May 16, 2017
Education leaders should take a lesson from the medical world. The overprescription of antibiotics has led to a growing resistance...
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