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BROWN BOY BROWN GIRL READS

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BROWN BOY BROWN GIRL READS AT A GLANCE

Brown Boy Brown Girl Reads is a 501 (c)(3) charity.  Our mission is to promote reading, and recently, financial literacy in the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community by offering engaging and educational after school and out-of-school programming for youth.

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REACH TO READ INITIATIVE

Reach to Read was established to promote reading and literacy; to offer diverse and cultural literature, and to grow a love of reading among children.  

In 2016 we collected 1500 new and gently used children's books and donated them to organizations in Flint through the Christ Enrichment Center, which was a literacy hub in the area at the time. Our Reach to Read book drive was a direct response to city's water crisis. The books were disseminated to underserved youth and aided in reversing possible brain damage that could have occurred in a child who was exposed to lead. 

Since the inception of the Reach to Read Initiative, Brown Boy Brown Girl Reads is working on expansion of the program in hopes of connecting more families in Kalamazoo to BIPOC children's books. 

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OUR PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS

Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Experiences.

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REACH TO READ BOOK DRIVE

Connecting Community to Books

With this initiative, our goal is to encourage children to reach for books in their spare time with the books we collect through our Reach to Read book drive. The community is encouraged to donate new or gently used books. Learn more about our drive and how you can donate a book by getting in touch with our team today.

END OF SUMMER READING MEET THE AUTHOR

Avoid the summer slide

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to connect families with multicultural children's books. Under our new program, children will have the opportunity to read, play and learn during story time in the park. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

JUNIOR CEO

Cultivating Youth Entrepreneurship

Through our annual Junior CEO Business Fair and Conference, we introduce children to entrepreneurship. Additionally, we have workshops that focus on money smarts, trademarks, and starting a business. Children have the opportunity to showcase their business during our interactive marketplace. We are always striving to make a difference and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

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IMPACT

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Book Donations

Since the inception of our Reach to Read Initiative, we donated over 1200 new and gently used books we collected through our Reach to Read book drive to organizations that serve underserved communities.

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 Meet The Authors

Our inaugural Meet the Authors in summer 2022 garnered 13 children's authors from across the country to read and disseminated books to over 30 children in Kalamazoo. 

GIVE THE GIFT OF LITERACY

Your gift in any amount will allow us to help build a child's personal library with multicultural books.

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“Reading is a passport to countless adventures.”

Mary Pope Osborne

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CONTACT BROWN BOY BROWN GIRL READS

1803 Whites Rd. Ste 5, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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