Our mission is to change the lives of brown teens and improve their reading, writing, social and cultural literacy by funding culturally responsive libraries in their classrooms and at home, providing professional development for their teachers, and sponsoring book clubs and literary events that engage.
We intend to narrow the two-year achievement gap for brown teens and liberate their imagination, experiences and opportunities through reading, writing, critical thinking and creating.
Through literary partnerships with schools, public and private libraries, bookstores, book sellers and other stakeholders, we will establish an innovative literary community for teens to consistently evolve and improve their quality of life. By hosting engaging, fun and interactive book clubs and literary-themed social events, we will make libraries the resource for teens to read together and connect again!
#BrownTeensRead is committed to making reading accessible, engaging and fun for teens in all communities equally by establishing book clubs and hosting literary-themed social events.
#BrownTeensRead recognizes the historical legacies of bias, racism and bigotry that exists in the world and especially in education. Therefore, we want, and welcome, all teens to work with us to create a literary culture as diverse and equitable as the books we'll read regardless of their race, zip code, social status, disability, gender, sexual orientation or citizenship status.
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We change the lives of brown teens with culturally responsive books in their classrooms and at home.
#TeenWritersProject, a collaborative and engaging space for teens to write, is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible.
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