In this episode of Nonprofit Spotlight, Stephanie Engs talks with Daphne Russell Founder and Director of Books Save Lives whose goal is to train adults and teens to teach youth already in their programs (e.g., the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, foster children, etc.) how to use books to change their own trajectories.
“Armed with hardbacks and tattered pages our youth will be equipped to forge their own paths on their own terms. In turn, many of our participants will come back and work as mentors in our program. Every teen deserves a most important book. Books Save Lives provides books that teens will read and the support they need to transform their lives one book at a time. Books Save Lives believes the right book at the right time transforms the mind with no less consequence than the mutation of the pupa to the butterfly.”