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.