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Local Non-Profit Works To Raise Reading Stats

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The 2014 Kids Count report revealed a staggering statistic that 70 percent of fourth graders in Michigan can't read at a fourth grade level.

One group looking to help change this is the Capital Area Literacy Coalition, a non-profit which offers one on one training for children and adults to help them learn to read.

6 News spoke with Lois Bader, the executive director of the organization, and she says the recent statistics are not really surprising, but that it's a problem which has a solution.

"What I am concerned about is we can do something about it and we're not. Instead of 100 Read to Succeed tutors, what if we had 500? If we had 1,000 we could probably solve all the districts problems. The point is, something can be done about this," said Balder.

The organization is looking for donated books and volunteers. To get involved, visit their website at www.thereadingpeople.org.

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