If you’re looking for a way to make a difference in someone’s life, donating to Pro-Literacy Detroit is a way to do it. The people who come in here say, “I can’t read, I need help.” Literacy is not a handout, but rather a passport to opportunity for education, employment, quality of life, health and much more.
A man came in and wanted a driver’s license, so he got a driver’s license at 51 years old. When you can’t read, you misinterpret intentions, language and instructions. A lot of violence and misunderstanding comes from illiteracy. You can’t travel, take a plane, go to the ATM, read a menu at a restaurant, etc. So when you think about the stumbling block that being illiterate has, then you can see how it impacts everything.
The only way to get through it is the ability to read and act in society. We are always on the lookout for cutting edge materials and best practices so that a person can succeed. Our students success is what keeps us up and your donation empowers people to be contributing members of the community.