Michigan Barber Gives Discounts to Kids That Read

By Dianna Dilworth 

Michigan-based barber shop, The Fuller Cut, wants to encourage kids to read.

In exchange for reading a book while getting their haircut, the barber shop is offering a $2 discount. NPR has the scoop:

This program made its way to Ypsilanti because of Ryan Griffin, who has been cutting mohawks, fades and tapers here for 20 years. He says he first read about a similar literacy program in Harlem, N.Y., so he asked his boss if they could replicate it. Within a few weeks, people in the area were donating books to the cause.

Similar programs have popped up around the country in different states including: Iowa, New York and Texas.