Columbus, Ohio Chapter Boys Booked on Barbershops & Girls Booked on Beauty Shops Shops Campaign
Mocha Moms of Greater Columbus, Ohio Chapter Announces the 2011 Boys Booked on Barbershops (B-BOB) and Girls Booked on Beauty Shops Service Campaign (G-BOB).
|For Immediate Release:||August 25, 2011|
|Contact: ||Edwynna Freeman, Community Service Chair|
Mocha Moms of Greater Columbus, Ohio Chapter
COLUMBUS, OH – B-BOB and G-BOB are national, community-based, literacy programs that provide children opportunities to read in familiar neighborhood sites. As stable businesses in the community, barbershops and beauty shops are ideal for encouraging reading. Picture it, boys and girls reading and/or being read to while waiting for their turn in the barber’s/beautician's chair!
B-BOB and G-BOB are a creative means of exposing children to books with the aim of increasing their reading interests, reading practices, and literacy development. Reading nooks with literacy tips for parents and a wide variety of multicultural children's books are set up in barbershops and beauty shops for children to enjoy during their visits.
On Saturday, September 10, 2011, Mocha Moms of Greater Columbus, Ohio Chapter will kick off the 2011 B-BOB/G-BOB book nook at A Cut Above The Rest Barbershop & Beauty Shop located at 344-346 North 20th Street, Columbus, Ohio. Literacy information will be provided. Children and parents/guardians will be encouraged to visit the book nook while they wait for services. Light refreshments will be served.
About Greater Columbus Ohio Chapter of Mocha Moms, Inc.: Mocha Moms, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, created to support and encourage women of color who have chosen not to work full-time outside the home in order to devote more time to their families. Mocha Moms, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and received 501(c)(3) non-profit status in January 2002. There are now over 100 chapters of Mocha Moms, Inc. throughout the United States and the organization is continually growing and evolving to meet the needs of moms, their families, and the communities they live in.