An anonymous donor through The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy recently partnered with Detroit Public Schools to offer the “Teen Trendsetter” program. At 12 schools, 150 DPS teens mentor one student each through a hands-on, reading program allowing teens to mentor elementary students in grades first through third.
The first, second and third graders have an opportunity to take part in a program that supports them as they read through the sciences, resulting in improved reading skills, an interest in science, higher reading scores and confident learning. Meanwhile, teens receive the opportunity to spend one-on-one time reading each week with their young mentees and bonding over books.
DPS locations include:
Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School
Carstens Elementary-Middle School at Remus Robinson
Clark Preparatory Academy
Earhart Elementary-Middle School
Fisher Magnet Upper Academy
Fisher Magnet Lower Academy
Gompers Elementary-Middle School
Greenfield Union Elementary-Middle School
Marcus Garvey Academy
Maybury Elementary School
Palmer Park Preparatory Academy
Western International High School