As the new school year is getting closer, a barber in Iowa has come up with a creative way to encourage reading among children.
Courtney Holmes gave free haircuts to children who read books to him on Saturday during the second annual Back to School Bash in Comiskey park in Dubuque. “I just want to support kids reading,” Mr. Holmes told the Associated Press.
During the event, St. Mark Youth Enrichment organization gave away books, and Caitlin Daniels, grade-level reading coordinator with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, helped struggling readers in the barber chair.
“It’s great. All the kids, they want to have a good haircut to go back to school,” she said. “They’re paying through reading.”