Beyond Basics

Eradicating Illiteracy, Transforming Lives since 1999

 Founded in 1999, Beyond Basics is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to eradicate illiteracy, transforming the lives of students and creating stronger communities.

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Trusted partner in 40+ school and community locations
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100,000+ student literacy experiences
Improvement
One-on-one, highest dosage, intensive tutoring that delivers grade-level reading improvement

A Nation At A Risk

NAEP: National Assessment of Educational Progress Reading Results
(Nationsreportcard.gov, 2019)

Percentage of 8th grade students below reading level.

Advancing Literacy Nationwide

For over 20 years, Beyond Basics has employed a structured literacy approach, incorporating multi-sensory techniques and evidence-based practices. Our method is comprehensive and firmly grounded in phonics, ensuring students receive a thorough and sensory-rich learning experience. 

A Beyond Basics Overview

Featured Videos

Beyond Basics Announces Longitudinal Study Results
Hear the announcement of our longitudinal study presented at the Mackinac Policy Conference.
CBC nEWS
INTERVIEW

Pamela Good,CEO of Beyound Basics,joined CBS news Detroit to discuss the impact the draft is having on the organisation

Joique Bell Starts Literacy Initiative in Benton Harbor
Joique Bell, former Detroit Lions running back, is on a mission to tackle the literacy problem in his hometown in partnership with Beyond Basics.
Eradicating Illiteracy

America’s most precious resources our new generation our kids our children… www.literacyisforeveryone.com

Incorporated in 2002, Beyond Basics is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to eradicate illiteracy, transforming the lives of students and creating stronger communities.

2008-2022 Literacy Outcome Report Preview

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aS WE CELEBRATE 25 YEARS

Support Beyond Basic’s work to eradicate illiteracy, transforming the lives of students and creating stronger communities. Our Annual ‘Coming Together For Children’ event will be held on Friday, March 1st 2024 at the Townsend Hotel.

*Please purchase your tickets by
February 16, 2024.

For questions or to RSVP, contact
Katie Nienstedt at: [email protected]
(248) 321-0448