The Root: Books in Shops & Salons
As known to many, barbershops and beauty salons in urban neighborhoods have been widely hailed and accepted as community staples and cornerstones. It is commonly understood that these local businesses are ones of communal education and generational passing of cultural traditions, customs, and belief systems - since their inception.
Given this, we, The Conscious Connect. Inc, are seeking your assistance in further mobilizing our national movement known as "The Root." The mission of “The Root” is to promote self-awareness, identity development, and reading comprehension, while increasing self-esteem among youth – by mobilizing neighborhood barbershops and salons as community resource centers of urban culture and education. We seek to end "book deserts" across the country as no child should be without access to books they identify with.
With SEVEN locations established in our backyard of Springfield, Ohio, multiple other partners identified, and increasing interest across the nation, we are asking you to help us offer this opportunity to more youth, as it is sure to reach a location near you, in the future. Further, we carefully hand select all books to ensure cultural relevance, in addition to taking the attentiveness and assertiveness to be the national leader in taking this concept beyond the barbershops - and into the beauty salons.
Every penny matters as truly it takes a village to raise a child.
WE SUCCESSFULLY ENDED SPRINGFIELD, OH AS A #BOOKDESERT
We are pleased to announce the expansion of #TheRoot into new communities as we move to build in Dayton and Columbus, OH.
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