Work and Focus

As a community-based intervention project, Real Dads Read provides books to fathers in local barbershops in an attempt to meet fathers in naturalistic contexts and capitalize on the rich oral tradition of African American families.

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Program Engagement Levels

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Book Drive Implementation

Implementation of a book drive in Barbershops throughout Atlanta

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Little Free Libraries

Creating little free libraries in Barbershops to encourage reading.

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Community Groups

School-based community groups to meet once a month in reading activities

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Changing the Narrative

Creating social media platforms to impact the narrative of black fathers


Million Fathers March

The project is an opportunity for dads, uncles, grandfathers, coaches, mentors, clergy, men’s groups and organizations to show their commitment to the educational lives of their children by escorting children to school on this day.