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Cutting Edge of Literacy

Marion, SC, October 29, 2021– The Marion County School District rolled out a new initiative this week.  The Cutting edge of Literacy Project is designed to utilize local barbershops in the area to influence children and teens to read more.

 Serving as role models in the community, barbers help cultivate lasting relationships with their clients through their servitude and mentorship. Increasing literacy competencies of today’s youth is of the utmost importance.

Marion County School District is proud to partner with three barbershops in support of early literacy practices and habits.  Fred’s Barbershop and Emerson’s Barbershop in Marion along with Tim’s Mega Barbershop in Mullins have books on display at their facilities that their young customers can read while getting a haircut

Please share this wonderful experience on Facebook or Twitter by tagging us and using the hashtag #CuttingEdgeLiteracyMCSD when you post a picture of a child reading at their barbershop.

“We are grateful for the partnerships developed with these three barbershops as a pilot,” stated Superintendent Dr. Kandace Bethea. “When the community partners with the schools, then all our students benefit. This is an example of how we cultivate excellence.”

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