Program aims to close academic achievement gap for African-American students

DETROIT - A handful of African-American students in metro Detroit could have spent their summer doing anything. But, instead, they chose to spend it in a classroom reading 100 pages a day.

The reading was part of the Reginald Lewis Learning Lab at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

The program is made up of students from area schools. They are required to read books in paperback or on their free mini iPads.

The reading is meant to keep their minds sharp over the summer school break and prepare them for college.

Local 4's Evrod Cassimy sat down with several of the students. Watch his report above.

For more information the Reginald Francis Lewis "Scholar Driven" Learning Lab, call 313-549-0080.

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