Books for a Benefit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote a life-long appreciation for reading and intellectual exploration amongst students in Southeast Michigan by providing both books and reading spaces to support their academic pursuits; we aim to address community-identified barriers to academic resources in order to support equitable opportunities in education.
We want all students to have a fair opportunity in public education systems. We recognize the importance of reading, and we want to work with kids and their families to help them to utilize reading as a mechanism for success in all of their pursuits. We aim to:
- Empower students by giving them an opportunity to engage with books they truly enjoy in order to promote a life-long appreciation for reading.
- Address community-identified barriers in academic support to students in the community in order to enhance academic experience.
- Ensure students have access to physical spaces to do their work in order to thrive academically.
- A mutualistic partnership that addresses community-identified needs
- Cultural humility
- Community empowerment