If you can read this, you’re far ahead of many people because the whole world is open to you. At Beyond Basics, we are working to achieve “Literacy for All” every day of the year. When you can’t read, doors are slammed, bad choices are made, and the future doesn’t seem possible. Since 2002, Beyond Basics has been serving school communities in the City of Detroit with comprehensive student-centered literacy, arts, and mentoring programs that open doors, transform lives, and shine a guiding light upon the future. Our comprehensive programs give more than just literacy; they give confidence as they help children go from feeling like nothing to feeling like they can do anything. Literacy empowers children to achieve and to believe in themselves and their dreams. But learning shouldn’t be a lottery. Join us in our vision of “Literacy for All” and change the destiny of Detroit’s future.