Cool Boys Read, Inc.

Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves . . . 

Cool Boys Read, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that promotes reading, writing, and academic excellence among African American and Latino boys through our parent-led Summer Enrichment Program. We aim to create fun and memorable experiences while engaging our members' minds. Through our endeavors, we hope to inspire other children as well.

We believe that:

  • Boys have an innate interest in intellectual stimulation
  • Focusing on boys' interests helps to enhance and sustain their desire to learn
  • Competition, rewards, and recognition may help motivate boys to engage in scholarly activities
  • Reading and enrichment programs can be centered around fun!

Our Summer Reading Kickoff!

We had a great summer reading kickoff with Kevin Powell, whose latest book is The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood. Our members are ready to "Gear Up for Greatness" this summer! 

Visit our blog to read what member Devon P. had to say about the event!

Get Your Copy of Our Latest Book!


In this book, Cool Boys Read® members lifted their voices about the issues that matter to them. They also lifted the voices of CBR Sisters and students from Ghana. But they didn't stop there! Our members also interviewed community leaders, educators, and achievers. With its wide representation of perspectives, this is certainly our most collaborative book yet! 

 The book is available online!

Support Our Work!

Your tax-deductible donation will enable us to continue offering programming that enriches our members' educational experiences and enables them to serve as advocates for literacy in their communities. 

March 2015a delegate of members shared their love of reading and donated books at an elementary school's after-school program

April 2015 - members hosted a community event in celebration of National Poetry Month

June 2015 - organization hosted a summer reading kickoff event for youth with author, illustrator, and cartoonist Jerry Craft

Summer 2015    

  • Thirty-three boys registered (members and alumni)
  • Twenty-two participants read a combined total of more than 30,000 pages
  • Member activities included:
    • writing their eighth book
    • presenting at the Harlem Book Fair
    • attending a play about the Tuskegee Airmen
    • visiting the ESPN corporate headquarters in Connecticut
    • visiting a local monument of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 


Please support our 501(c)(3) organization today with a donation of any size. Every dollar makes a difference, and we sincerely appreciate your support.




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