Books in Barbershop
Posted: Aug 31, 2016 5:42 PM CDT
For decades, the Neighborhood Barbershop has been a community gathering place where people talk about everything from politics to religion.
On Wednesday, Milwaukee city leaders are taking aim at the education achievement gap by making books available to kids at their neighborhood barbershop.
Wednesday morning's event took place at Chicago Cutz on Capitol Drive.
The owner tells us there is a lot more that happens in the barber shop than cutting hair.
He wants to utilize that influence to make a difference.
According to the African-American Literature Book Club, only 3-percent of Black Milwaukee 8th grade Boys Score at or above a proficient level in reading.