Nearly half (47%) of the population of Detroit is considered to be functionally illiterate, meaning many of the residents have trouble speaking, reading, writing, and lack basic computational skills. This makes daily tasks such as reading and filling out forms, taking prescription medication, and simple communication extremely difficult. This creates a disadvantage for Detroit. Book It Detroit is a twelve-week reading program designed to help Detroit community members gain foundational reading skills and cultivate a love of reading. A web experiences helps to spread awareness and encourage community action.
Book It Detroit
Created by: Brittaney Headings