A new non-profit is aimed at helping young Black boys improve their reading skills, and they’re targeting the one place that all Black boys go…….the barbershop. A former teacher started providing books in the barber shops as alternative to video games.

Many young boys of color don’t interact with a lot of adults males who look like them, as it relates to reading,” he said. And another major challenge Irby said he’s seen: “I believe that a lot of young black boys don’t identify as readers, and a lot of that deals with limited access to engaging materials.”

With such an inspiring initiative, we can only hope that the Barbershop Books program grows nationwide

Maybe we should start an initiative like this in the Cap City District ?