Where BOYS Read for Fun
B.E.A.R.S - Boys Exploring and Reading for Success
B.E.A.R.S Book Club based in Englewood exposes Chicago boys to the self-discovering power of reading for leisure while building a storybook brotherhood. Our monthly book club meetings feature diverse men professionals and interactive career activities related to the next fictional read. Our speakers engage participants by sharing intimate stories about their careers and relating them to the group’s next book. Every meeting creates a boy power experience that further entices participants to read over the next month.
MY BODY IS HEALTHY AND STRONG
MY MIND IS EVEN STRONGER
MY JOURNEY AHEAD IS LONG
BUT MY ENDURANCE IS EVEN LONGER
OUR BOOK CLUB IS A BROTHERHOOD
TO BUILD A BETTER YOU AND ME
AND SOON WE WILL BE
FUTURE LEADERS OF OUR COMMUNITY!
Introduce local men professionals
We introduce eight local professional men who have succeeded in life through the love of reading.
Increase leisurely reading by 100% for all BEARS participants.
IncreaSE rEADING lEVEL
Through leisurely reading, academic reading activities, and age-stimulating books, reading levels for all participants increase by one grade level.
local women professionals introduced to participants
books added to each girls' home library.