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Music for Literacy: Introducing the Inaugural S'Mittenfest

This weekend, in Detroit, 21 bands from around the region will play a benefit concert called S'Mittenfest to raise money for a non-profit that supports youth literacy.

The organization, 826 National, was founded in San Francisco by author Dave Eggers 11 years ago.

It’s operated in Ann Arbor since 2005 and, last October, announced a much anticipated expansion to Detroit.

Amanda Uhle is the executive director of 826 Michigan. She tells WDET’s Travis Wright that 826 volunteers are tutoring in Detroit schools this summer.