Local mothers group joins national initiative to encourage reading among boys in urban communities.
Mocha Moms, Inc., a national support organization for stay-at-home mothers of color, and the National Institute for Literacy have launched a partnership to support early literacy and help foster a love for books and reading.
President Ciarra Ennis of Mocha Moms of Fairfield County, Inc. says that “Reading for entertainment is a lost art. Children, particularly boys, need to know that reading is cool and that there are enjoyable alternatives to playing video games and surfing the Internet. Why not have this concept be fostered in a familiar setting like a barbershop?”
Boys Booked on Barbershops (B-BOB) will debut on Saturday, December 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Wayne Kellman’s gentlemen’s salon, 596 First Avenue in West Haven. The event to introduce the “book nook” will include snacks, a reading, and a free book for every child. For more information, contact LaTasha at 203-690-6274 or Ciarra at 203-444-0433.