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Books, Ball & Hype

Listing Last Update: October 20, 2015


18400 Joy Rd.
Edison Library, Detroit Public Library
Detroit, MI 48228

Primary Contact

Edythe Ford

(313) 731-2037

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • TV
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

The purpose of the Books, Balls, & Hype Tutoring Program and Book Club (BBH) is to increase the literacy of skills, language development and college readiness of youth 4 – 18 years old, and adults. “Books, Balls, & Hype” Book Club and tutoring programs will engage youth and families in literary extensions, receive free books, and develop a strong family foundation in literacy. Our vision is to make “Book, Balls, & Hype Tutoring and Book Club a city-wide project in two years. Our holistic educational approach develops self- esteem and study skills in boys and young men. We believe reading is a family event. Many of our youth cannot read or are disinterested because they have no books in the home and their parents do not read. When youth arrive with parents we recruit them to participate as readers and have three parents that are learning to read.

Hours of operation: Saturday, 11am - 2pm

Cost info: Donations accepted. However, we turn no one away.

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