Read While You Wait Seeks Barbershop Partners in Avoyelles and Rapides

In an effort to link the African American male barbershop experience with positive early literacy exposure, Truly Thrive will be supplying strategically selected books, targeted for African American boys in grades K-5, to barbershops in Avoyelles and Rapides through its new Read While You Wait initiative. Through the initiative, boys will be able to read the books during their visits to a participating barbershop and after every ten books read, receive a free haircut.

Truly Thrive is currently accessing barbershops in Avoyelles and Rapides to become Read While You Wait locations. Each participating barbershop will receive fifteen curated titles (start-up book set), one colorful bookshelf, and a window decal. If you are a barbershop owner and interested in making your shop a Read While You Wait location, please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly.

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