Helping students in the lowest performing school districts like Detroit and surrounding areas to read at grade level in an average of six weeks.

Illiteracy is the Most Solvable Disability in America

Beyond Basics is a student centered, literacy focused 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2002. Serving students in the “literacy gap” in the lowest performing school districts like Detroit and Surrounding areas.

We get kids reading at grade level in an average of 6 weeks. These results are through our one-on-one intensive, holistic, multi-sensory, orton gillingham approach.

Latest News

The superintendent of Detroit's public school system and its board president are asking Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to settle a legal challenge...

The ability to read and write is fundamental to a basic education, representing two of the traditional “three Rs” of schooling.

American children have a fundamental right to at least a basic education, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

What We Do

Beyond Basics provides a holistic, multi-sensory approach and one-on-one tutoring to students struggling with reading. Our proven methods have been shown to offer grade-level improvements in literacy to students in just six weeks.

Through our literacy support programs, we ignite the students’ love of learning. We cultivate a 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.

Students Helped
Student Books Published

Be the Solution

Donate today to give the gift of reading to a child.

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18000 West Nine Mile Road
Suite 450
Southfield, MI 48075

Contact Us

Fax: 248-996-9577