When our children are well, our society is well. For many children in Detroit, this is not the case. Children like Matthew, a second grader in Detroit Public Schools Community District. Matthew lives at home with his mom and 3 brothers, and loves comic books - he wants to be an artist when he grows up. The thing is, Matthew is struggling with keeping up at school. His mom works 12 hour shifts to care for him and his brothers, and she's working so hard to make ends meet, that she doesn't always have the time to help him with his reading, so he's fallen behind. His mother has read that if he isn't reading at grade level by 3rd grade, his chances for success are significantly less than those of his peers. If he doesn't graduate high school, he won't be able to find a good job, and she wants to see him succeed, and maybe even go on to college. Matthew's teacher, Mrs Wilson reached out for help - Matthew wasn't alone. Mrs Wilson was hoping to find some funds to provide after school tutoring for her students who were struggling. She didn't need much, just a bit to cover costs and purchase some books and supplies. That's when we met her. Through conversations with Mr and Mrs Johnson, local business owners who we thought might want to help, a program was designed and funded by this incredible couple. Matthew and his classmates stay for a bit after school, have a bite to eat, and receive after school support to help with homework. It's working. Matthew recently tested 3 levels higher than he had at the beginning of the school year! He is more confident. He is excited about a future as an artist. He is on his way to well. It is because of the generosity of men and women like Mr and Mrs Johnson that our students can get the supports they need to be well. To do well, and to thrive as we know they can. You can directly impact the lives of students like Matthew. You can impact the life of his family. You, can help our children to be well. Consider supporting our future.