Founded in 2002, Beyond Basics is a student-centered, literacy-focused non-profit serving students in the “literacy gap” through a one-on-one, multi-sensory tutoring program that helps them achieve grade-level proficiency in an average of six weeks. At Beyond Basics, our mission is to eradicate illiteracy and transform the lives of students, and create stronger communities.

Illiteracy is the Most Solvable Disability in America

Society is counting on getting education right for our students, and this starts with literacy. We are dedicated to helping generations of young people succeed as readers, and we take great pride in their accomplishments. With literacy, a world of opportunity opens to them, and they can transform their lives and communities. See our work in action here:

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CEO Pam Good write a letter to the Detroit News editor ensuring Detroit students can read

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Beyond Basics President, Pamela Good discusses why literacy is a key factor in building a successful future.

What We Do

Beyond Basics is a student-centered, literacy-focused non-profit serving students in the “literacy gap” through a one-on-one, multi-sensory tutoring program that helps them achieve grade-level proficiency in an average of six weeks. At Beyond Basics, our mission is to eradicate illiteracy and transform the lives of students, and create stronger communities.

Through our literacy support programs, we ignite the students’ love of learning. We cultivate curiosity and an awareness of the world around them. These experiences are specifically designed to enrich literacy work and encourage a love of learning for life.

Online Tutoring
Online Tutoring
Help prevent the “summer slide” with our proven online tutoring program!
Art with the Masters
Art with the Masters
We provide lessons about master artists that students use in a variety of art projects.
Publishing Center
Publishing Center

We run an on-site writing program where students write original short stories.

International Art and Writing
International Art and Writing
School students around the world visually represent their interpretation of the year’s theme through artwork and essays.
Student with Book

Sponsor a Child

It's completely normal to feel like you, an individual, do not have the power or means to help tackle something as complex as Detroit's literacy crisis.

This could not be further from the truth. We ALL have a part to play in Beyond Basics' efforts to tackle the literacy crisis in Detroit.

We are encouraging all who are interested to bring together their coworkers, friends, book clubs, church groups, sports teams, and more to piece together the money required to forever change the life of a student in Detroit.

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18000 West Nine Mile Road
Suite 450
Southfield, MI 48075

Contact Us

248-250-9304
Fax: 248-996-9577

info@beyondbasics.org