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Please help cultivate a love of reading and positively impact children and local neighborhoods by donating books to barbershops.

Sign Up to Donate Books to Books With Barbers Initiative

Please help cultivate a love of reading and positively impact children and local neighborhoods by donating books to barbershops.

Books With Barbers is a nonprofit organization primarily geared towards helping address the literacy and achievement gaps for young males. The goal of the organization is to equip local barbershops with books and literacy stations that fully attract the interest of school aged boys.  

“Children must learn to read before they can read to learn,” said Books with Barbers founder Jasmine Mix. Unfortunately, nearly two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up on welfare or in jail and over 70% of America’s inmates cannot read above a 4th grade level. In proactively addressing these deficiencies, it is important to exhaust every possible effort to make sure that we own the responsibility of placing books in the hands of children at every turn.  Books With Barbers is a step in right direction towards accomplishing this.  


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Barbershops have historically been pillars or cornerstones of Black communities in particular. Many positive experiences occur in barbershops while customers are being groomed to present the best version of themselves. By placing books in barbershops, Books With Barbers is addressing the literacy needs of children and grooming them to become successful readers by meeting them where they are with materials that speak to who they are. Doing this will help ensure that they have unabated access to reading materials, can develop adequate reading comprehension skills and are afforded opportunities to be successful in their scholastic endeavors and beyond. 

Books with Barbers is a high-impact program that puts reading in an unusual but very effective place. Please join us in our support of this community-driven response to addressing poor literacy rates and achievement gaps by signing up to donate books to Books With Barbers. Once you've signed up, please send a title (or two) to the address below and share the message across your networks to encourage your friends and families to sign up as well. You may also make a monetary donation or adopt-a-shop by visiting www.bookswithbarbers.weebly.com/adopt-a-shop


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