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Brilliant Detroit offering tutoring, educational support during COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted at 11:16 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 11:16:07-04

(WXYZ) — Brilliant Detroit serves children from birth to 8 years old in 11 Detroit neighborhoods through eight locations, offering tutoring and other educational support. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, they've been busier than ever.

“We are here to make sure that zip codes do not determine the kids' future,” Cindy Eggleton, the cofounder & CEO of Brilliant Detroit, said. “In this time, we know that kids are going to be behind and our kids are gonna be even further behind. We can’t let that happen,”

Since the pandemic, demand for school supplies and tutoring services has skyrocketed

Brilliant Detroit offers one-on-one virtual tutoring, as well as in-person small group outdoor tutoring, with WiFi that is accessible from anywhere outdoors on the property; they also offer space for students of any age to come and work.

With so much virtual learning at young ages, being active and hands-on is even more important.

“We are doing exercise, well-being, learn at home, play at home kits,” Eggleton said.

Brilliant Detroit also provides support to parents, from mental health to strategy and organizational help for the virtual learners.

“This is a really trying time, people feel trapped. We are also helping them, how to create a schedule every day.”

Tutoring is available to kids in Detroit. They also provide school supplies and groceries. If you are interested in services for your family and kids or if you’d like to volunteer, check out the website here.

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