Stay informed about Literacy!


Be sure to visit the Kent ISD Literacy Toolkit!

Each of the sites below contains helpful tips, tools, research, and information on programs and services available for learners of all ages. It is in an archive format for retrieval of past documents.

Resources for Literacy Learning.

Resources identified in this section are primarily support for K-12 classroom teachers. However some sites provide specific support for parents, adult literacy learners, and for community member wishing to volunteer their services to support literacy learning within our schools.

Document Resources (PDF format):

     Framework Resource

Community Resources

Check out the organizations listed below for literacy material resources and learning experiences for individuals, families, and learning organizations.

Tutoring/Mentoring Resource

F.A.C.T.S. - Families and Community together for Students. - A volunteer tutoring program offered during and after school to the Grand Rapids Public Schools. contact the F.A.C.T.S..' office at United Way, 616-632-1002 or FACTS@unitedwaycares.com

Literacy Center of West Michigan - For more than 20 years, our proven programs have helped thousands of people learn to read and improve their English language skills.  At the Literacy Center of West Michigan we are committed to helping West Michigan residents reach their full potential.

Kids Hope USA - Mentoring program for K-12 studentsoffered in partnership with churches and schools. Many public and private schools within Kent County have a school/church partnership facilitated by Kids Hope USA. For further information contact 616-455-0110.

Local Kent County School districts - Most school districts offer unique programs to their residents' needs. Connect with district school leaders for answers to your questions on tutoring support programs.

Check out the K-12 student literacy tutoring programs offered at local colleges. Most tutoring programs are offered during the summer. Contact the Education Department at each college.

  • Aquinas College - 616-632-8900
  • Calvin college - 616-957-6000
  • Grand Rapids Community College - 616-234-4000
  • Grand Valley State University - 616-331-7360
  • Western Michigan University (GR campus) 616-771-9470

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