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Barbershop Book Club Inc
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Working Toward a Literate Future For Boys Of Color

Welcome to The Barbershop Book Club, a non-profit organization that promotes literacy and education in local communities. Our mission is to create a space where children can come together and read to their barber while getting a haircut, get free culturally relevant book that will cultivate a love for reading, and help build home libraries. We believe that reading should be accessible to all, regardless of age, gender, or socioeconomic status. Through our programs and events, we hope to inspire a lifelong passion for learning and personal growth. Join us in our mission to empower individuals through the power of literature. Check out the link below

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The Literacy Crisis "We Are Failing Our Youth"

The Barbershop Book Club Inc is an innovative idea that has taken the world by storm. It is a creative model that combines the traditional barbershop experience with a book club. The concept was born out of the desire to promote literacy inside the barbershop and create a sense of community among black and brown boys of color, particularly those in underrepresented communities. 

The book club is held in barbershops across the Pinellas County and provides a platform for men to engage in meaningful discussions with young boys about books that they are given for free if they read to their barber, along with a free haircut.  The model has been successful in encouraging the youth that reading can be cool and fun in a safe space. Edifying young boys the impact and practice of reading has been a passion, connecting with men/barbers who may not have otherwise invested in a book club may find value once they see the numbers for themselves. 

The Barbershop Book Club Inc is not only promoting literacy but is also helping to create a safe space for men and boys to talk about issues that affect them. It is an innovative solution to the problem of illiteracy and social isolation among men in underrepresented communities. This model has the potential to be replicated in other cities, counties and countries has already been recognized as a game-changer in the fight against illiteracy. Check out the link below

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Want more details about what we do? Scroll below to find stories and the latest updates about how our work is helping make an impact. We invite you to learn more about our efforts and help spread the word about our important cause.

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How Volunteering For The Barbershop Book Club Can Make a World of Difference

Volunteering for The Barbershop Book Club can make a world of difference by promoting literacy and community building among children in underrepresented communities. This unique initiative provides an opportunity for volunteers to engage in meaningful service while making a positive impact on the lives of children.

The Barbershop Book Club: Dedication and Service with Proven Impact

The Barbershop Book Club is an initiative that promotes reading and community building for children in underrepresented communities. Through its innovative model, the Barbershop Book Club has successfully attracted children who may not have otherwise engaged in reading, resulting in a positive impact on their literacy skills and sense of community. Check out the link below.

Local Non-Profit Makes a Splash with 1st Inaugural Books & Birdies Fundraiser

The Barbershop Book Club Inc, Dialed In Solutions, and Glo Coffee Bar have joined forces to make a splash with their 1st Inaugural Books & Birdies Fundraiser. This local non-profit initiative is a unique blend of community service, literacy promotion, and fun, providing an innovative fundraising model that benefits children in underrepresented communities.

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