Barbershop owner encourages kids to read

Created: 07/19/2014 4:58 PM
By: Juan Disgranados, WPTV

This isn't your normal barbershop. You'll find the typical tools of the trade, but also books.

For kids walking into Royal Touch Barbershop, it's so much more than haircut.

"I come here to read and improve my knowledge, there's just so many books here," said Kane Roberts.

Owner Reggie Ross says his younger customers put their noses to the books. Ross asks the kid customers to read the books to him out loud while getting a cut

Palm Beach County’s graduation rate for black males is just 50 percent according to the school district and that's unacceptable for this Riveria Beach shop owner.

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