Annual Drive

SLD Read is looking forward to an impactful and rewarding 2018!  Our resolution is to make reading possible and accessible to all.  Please help SLD Read meet our vision of a community working together for literacy that empowers all individuals to achieve their full potential.

As a nonprofit community resource, SLD Read has been serving students and schools throughout West Michigan for almost half a century. A pioneer in recognizing and serving children with dyslexia, SLD Read was instrumental in the formation of the Michigan branch of the International Dyslexia Association in 1976.

As West Michigan communities have grown and dyslexia awareness has begun to take hold, the need for tutoring services, professional development and community outreach has increased. For those children who struggle with text and do not receive the necessary instruction or intervention to learn how to read, studies have shown that the future will be bleak. That’s why SLD Read hopes that in 2018, you will resolve to help all student learn to read.

How can you help?  Become an SLD Read tutor, make a donation to support our intervention and professional development programming, talk to friends about SLD Read, or contact one of our offices to find out more!

In order to assure that more people who struggle with reading get the tools they need to succeed, we need your help. Make a contribution today and change the outlook for tomorrow.


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Did You Know

In 2016/2017

SLD Read provided 13,305 sessions of one- to-one tutoring services to 389 students

SLD Read provided 72 students free services through our Language Links Volunteer Program and Rite Steps Program

SLD Read worked with over 175 educators to help give them the tools necessary to reach all learners in their classrooms

SLD Read provided 12 free workshops to increase awareness of literacy issues and why some kids struggle with learning to read!

SLD Read opened satellite offices in Battle Creek and Big Rapids to better serve our communities

SLD Read could not do this without the support of people like you!

Thank You!

SLD Read