BREAD FOR THE HEAD serves low-income children in Chicago and Cook County, Illinois, who generally lack access to books and find reading unenjoyable. Many children are not introduced or regularly taken to public libraries. School libraries are deplorably scant, or simply nonexistent. Teachers must teach-to-the-test, rather than inculcate a love of reading.
MOST CHILDREN NEVER HAVE OWNED A NEW BOOK.
BREAD’s mission is to:
- Provide these children with new, quality books
- Encourage pleasure-reading
- Create and foster ongoing reading communities
We work primarily with after-school programs already partnered as Kids Cafes with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At Kids Cafes, the Depository provides hot, nutritious meals to children at 45 sites across metropolitan Chicago.
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