Books and Barbers

Get Paid To Read

Books and barbers is a free reading mentor program that guides children to be successful through all phases of life. If a child reads a book while getting a haircut, he or she will be given:

  • $3 cash
  • A free book of their choice
  • A free sticker of their choice

A huge father absence crisis is occurring today in America. Research shows that a child raised in a father-absence home is more likely to have “behavioral issues, commit a crime, and seven times more likely to become a teen parent.” Amir Shalash (Owner of Prince Cuts Barber Shop) began this program with the intent to make up for lack of male support children are receiving in Fayette County. This service is open to any child grades K-6 during normal business hours at Prince Cuts barbershop in Lexington, Kentucky.