According to recent MiSchoolData, almost three times as many students from low-income families read below grade level than their non-economically challenged peers. The study shows that 57% of Ypsilanti third graders are not proficient in reading/writing while in Ann Arbor, the number is 31%. The Family Learning Institute (FLI), founded 20 years ago by Ann Arbor educator and social activist Doris Sperling, provides free tutoring for Washtenaw County children in grades 2-5. Due to the generosity of the Sperling Friends and Family, FLI operates in the newly reopened and refurbished site on S. Industrial. FLI offers one-to-one tutoring by trained community volunteers, who work with a child one hour each week for the entire school year to encourage grade-level proficiency.
Family Learning Institute, 1954-D South Industrial Hwy.
For additional information, familylearninginstitute.org.