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Over the past ten years, FLI's program has been shown to work. Please explore this website to learn more about enrolling a student (including eligibility), volunteering as a coach, supporting FLI, or ending the achievement gap. Thank you for joining us in the fight to end the achievement gap for all Washtenaw County youth!
The Family Learning Institute's core program provides free, one-on-one literacy and math tutoring to Washtenaw County 2nd-5th grade students from low-income households. Sessions take place after school and away from school to provide a safe, private environment where children can learn. FLI offers:
- Intake assessments to measure each child's baseline performance and identify the skills they should work on
- Individualized lesson plans for each child based on their intake assessment
- Adult volunteer tutors ("coaches") who are paired with an individual student and trained by our professional teachers to deliver that student's lesson plan – a one-on-one teaching and mentoring relationship
- Private tutoring rooms to protect privacy and eliminate embarrassment
- Group writing and discussion sessions to foster writing and analytical skills, self-confidence, and classroom participation
- Follow-up testing to chart progress and refine lesson plans
- A lending library tailored to students' interests and reading levels
- A book giveaway program, to build each student's home library and foster reading at home
- Summer programs to prevent summer learning loss ("backsliding") and prepare 6th graders for the rigors of middle school.