BENEFITING: Student Advocacy Center of Michigan Inc.
Help us make this summer count for our students in Washtenaw, Wayne and Jackson counties. Your donations of $10, $15, or $50 will allow our students (especially elementary) to pick out new and gently used books AND allow our teens, behind in credits due to foster care, homelessness, mental illness, and school failure, to make up academic credits and get back on track to graduate (classes are $50).
We hope to light their imagination this summer, build their skills, show them how much we care and spark a serious SUMMER BRAIN BOOST!
Research shows that the simple act of giving books over the summer is profound:
* Children who receive and read free books over the summer experience the equivalent of attending three years of summer school.
* Reading four to five books during the summer is potentially powerful enough to prevent a decline in reading achievement from spring to fall.