During a book-writing tutoring session with third- and fourth-grade students on Wednesday, Miller asked Jaymon about his grade, his family and his favorite things, information that would later appear on an “About the Author” page in a short book he was writing with Miller’s help.
The 2019 Detroit Homecoming session at Durfee Innovation Society center, next to the elementary and middle school, was led by Beyond Basics, which has taken its one-on-one tutoring model to the Central Detroit center and is working with students in Detroit Public Schools Community District, among other places, to bring them up to grade level in reading.
“When I was your age,” Miller told him, “I thought I wanted to work in advertising. What do you want to do?”
“I want to work at McDonald’s,” Jaymon said, because he loves McDonald’s.
Is there anything else, Miller asked? He shook his head as if he never dared to dream bigger.
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