New Weekly TV Show: 'Read-Empower-Succeed'

Pro-Literacy Detroit, a non-profit organization with the mission of creating literacy awareness and helping people learn and improve their reading skills, will be hosting a weekly television show, "Read-Empower-Succeed" on Detroit cable station WHPR, Channel 33 (Comcast carries it on Channel 20).

The 1-hour program which is broadcast twice a week on Monday at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6:00 p.m., and then re-run at various intervals, intends to reach a wide audience in Metro-Detroit.

Backed by noted entertainment entrepreneur, R.J. Watkins, the program offers viewers a friendly instruction with a motivational approach towards the audience. Several local guest celebrities will talk about the benefits of reading. Pro-Literacy Detroit has a strong backing of literacy volunteers who will also share their experience, expertise and teach the audience.

"Literacy should NEVER be taken for granted or dismissed," said Margaret Williamson, Executive Director, Pro-Literacy Detroit. "Our syllabus is proven and accelerates reading levels. Part of the message we want to share with people is that it is no shame to be behind in your reading, but it is important to recognize and remediate that by getting tutored. We hope that viewers will tune in to see that every sentence and book read, helps you become a better person. We truly believe that improved reading skills are the key to advancing in life."