A new campaign in Flint, MI, calls for improving literacy among families in the community. The initiative is housed at Mott Community College and was launched by the Flint and Genesee County Literacy Network, founded on the idea that literacy is both an equalizer and catalyst for improved public safety, economic growth, quality of life, and more. Starting at the college, groups will provide tutoring and mentoring to community members, and it is anticipated that future groups will be established. This initiative is also very important to the college because of the near 60% of students who arrive underprepared for college-level math and reading. Administrators believe addressing family literacy issues may also impact these dev ed students. The program is currently in the pilot phase at a local enrichment center.
Source: MLive Media Group