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Recent reading results (2019 M-STEP) for Detroit Public Schools Community District show that only 11.6% of 4th graders were at or above reading level compared with 44.2% Statewide.

Opportunity Starts

With Reading

Soar Detroit provides children with one on one literacy tutoring because we believe every child should have the opportunity to thrive. 

86% of Detroit's third graders cannot read at grade level - we're here to help change that.

Since 2005, Soar Detroit has been successfully helping every willing child read at or above grade level. Our students increase on average 2.3 grade levels after just one year in our literacy program. 


Children enrolled in Soar receive one-on-one mentoring and an individualized learning plan prepared by a professional education specialist.


Soar operates both in-school and after-school tutoring.  Each student attends twice per week for one hour, either remotely or in-person.​

One Hour per Week that Will Outlast a Generation

Our students are ready to learn and to excel. What a reading mentor devotes to each student is invaluable, not only for their academic success, but to their confidence as a bright young learner.


Your small investment of time, a minimum of one hour per week, with a student can change the trajectory of a child's life. This opportunity to partner with Soar Detroit is one that will outlast a generation.

Become a Reading Mentor

Invest your dollars to champion students' reading opportunities.

Every Third Grade Reader in Detroit

In collaboration with churches, colleges and universities, and corporations throughout Michigan, our mission is to help equip the hands of those who hold the future of our city. 

The Goal: 2,000 third graders reading proficiently at grade level.

The Need: 4,000 mentors

The Budget: $2.5 million

Moving Together

as One

Join us in our mission to turn Detroit’s literacy rate upside down, promote healthy community in our city, and see kids come to know Jesus. 

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