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This grant will support 826michigan to engage a minimum of 100 students, K-4, in the implementation of the “Words on the Street” summer program. “Words on the Street” stimulates literacy improvement and reading comprehension through experiential learning that connects the participants’ life experiences to the history of Detroit. Through a project-based curriculum, participants will use the city as inspiration for creative writing, with all participants contributing to a “Words on Our Streets” chapter book. In partnership with six other Skillman Foundation-funded summer literacy partners, 826michigan will share learnings and recommendations aimed to improve practice and outcomes with the broader field of summer programming organizations to reduce summer learning slide.

This grant is part of The Skillman Foundation’s 2019 Summer Literacy Request for Proposals.