This Barbershop Gives Money Back To Kids Who Read Aloud During Their Haircut

October 13, 2016

The Fuller Cut Barbershop in Michigan gives discounts to kids who read books aloud to their barbers while they're getting their haircut.

And the $2 discount often ends up in the kid's pockets.

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Facebook / The Fuller Cut

"Parents love it and the kids … well, they like getting the two dollars back," Ryan Griffin, the barber who brought the program to the shop, told The Huffington Post. "We get compliments from teachers all the time, too."

Griffin said that his community has embraced the idea. The shop has gotten new costumers specifically because they’ve heard about the reading program and older kids like to bring in their old books for the shop use.

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Facebook / The Fuller Cut

"When little kids that don’t really know how to read or what’s going on see an older kid in the chair with a book and then grab a book too, that’s what’s important," said Griffin. "Because when a kid thinks it’s cool to read, that’s a gift."

Griffin said he also tracks the progress of the kids who participate in the program.

"Some kids go to class and they’re afraid to read out loud, but this really builds their confidence."

barbershop cheaper prices kids read
Facebook / The Fuller Cut

Although the program is making a positive impact on kids' lives now, it’s the future that Griffin is really looking forward to.

"If we can get kids to come back to the Fuller Cut as adults in college and they tell us, 'Because you guys had us read here, it made me want to be a writer or journalist,’ that’s really the end goal."

(h/t) Huffington Post

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