Youth empowerment and Illiteracy
Nicknamed “Motor City” because of its historic presence in the American automotive industry and the birthplace of the record label Motown, which played an important part in racial integration. Detroit is now in need of our help. 47% of the adult population is functionally illiterate. In 2017, 34.5% of Detroit’s residents lived below the poverty line while the child poverty rate remained at 48%. While Detroit’s plight is improving, Alternative Spring Break can contribute to these efforts. This year, Alternative Spring Break 2019 aims to tackle Detroit’s illiteracy problem by working with adult literacy programs within the city. We plan on uplifting the youth through mentorship and tutoring as well as ensuring that all children have the reading skills to reach their full potential.
- Youth Empowerment