‘Real Dads Read’ deliver books, study materials to kids in Atlanta

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A group of dads in Atlanta have teamed up with Atlanta Public Schools to deliver reading and study materials to kids.

"Real Dads Read" has launched a fleet of "mobile units" to provide materials to young students during the summer months.

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The nonprofit, part of Fathers Incorporated, is working with officers from the Atlanta Public Schools Police Department to encourage summertime reading.

“We believe that this partnership will assist us in continuing to keep children reading and engaged with academic material throughout the summer,” Kenneth Braswell with Fathers Incorporated said in a statement.

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Throughout Atlanta, the Real Dads Read program has aimed to encourage reading among kids, improve educational outcomes and strengthen father-child bonds through reading.

The program has organized book drives  at barbershops throughout the city and run programs in local schools.