GEARup2READ Book Drive
Heroic Readers become Heroic Leaders
Let's Finish Strong!
We are closing out the month of March on a mission to help collect books for families in Flint, MI with a heroic message!
If you choose to accept this mission, you and your team/school/business/organization will join other heroic leaders within Flint and Genesee County to collect children's books with a heroic message to give to local families.
With the help of our partners, Barnes and Noble of Flint, Brandon Publishing, The Crim Fitness Foundation, The Flint & Genesee Literacy Network, The Whiting, and The Flint Public Library, the books that are donated during the month of March will be given to local families in Flint and Genesee County. Each title on our list of heroic children's books, teaches about developing a Growth Mindset, building Empathy, taking Action, and accepting Responsibility.
How Can You Get Involved?
- Purchase books online. See the suggested Heroic Books to Purchase: list of heroic books to purchase
- Go into Barnes and Noble in Flint and ask for the GEARup2READ book list and purchase books.
- Donate here and let our heroic partner, Barnes and Noble do the shopping.
Want to order books online and ship to GEARup2LEAD?
601 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
GEARup2READ Kickoff at Barnes and Noble with Kelvin Torbert & Kellen Brandon
Friday, March 4th, 7pm
Barnes & Noble, Flint, MI, United States
Story time and meet and greet with authors Kelvin Torbert and Kellen Brandon.
*All proceeds from KT and Radical Roundball goes to the Brandon Publishing School Reading Takeover in March!
Our interview on NBC 25
Our Heroic Partners
Heroic Literacy Agents Participating in the GEARup2READ Book Drive
- Swartz Creek High School and Academy
- St. John Fenton
- Flint Hamady
- Flint Southwestern
- Coyote Ridge Elementary School in Glendale, AZ.
- Mott Community College
2016 GEARup2LEAD Fall Conference
Friday, Oct. 7th, 9am-2pm
1241 East Kearsley Street
Christian Moore, founder of WhyTry? and author of The Resilience Breakthrough
Tauzzari Robinson, local hero and executive director of The Boys and Girls Club of Flint
More exciting news to come soon!