July 20, 2016
Ultimate Styles Barbershop on Mt. Vernon Avenue is one of 15 participating locations in the new Beauticians, Barbers and Books literacy initiative. Kicking off the program July 5 are from left: John Porter, Councilman John Chapman, Bennie Evans, Kariem Perry, Councilman Will Bailey, Alexandria Library Director Rose Dawson, Vice Mayor Justin Wilson, Lucresha Murphy, Michael Johnson and Mac Slover.
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Literacy initiative targets youths on summer break.
Local barber shops and beauty salons across the city have united to promote Beauticians, Barbers and Books, a new literacy initiative to encourage children to continue reading throughout the summer.