Non-profit spreads the gift of literacy this holiday season to Brooklyn students

New York’s Young and Powerful Group raises over 130 books for low-income school through holiday mixer
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NEW YORK - Dec. 23, 2013 - PRLog -- Students at Hyde Leadership Charter School ( in Brooklyn will enter the New Year with the priceless gift of literacy after receiving over 130 reading books.

Accompanied by Nicole Jordan, Executive Director of Policy and Programs for New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus as well as New York State Assemblyman Karim Camara, the non-profit group distributed the books to gleeful kindergarten students as they prepared for their holiday vacation. New York’s Young and Powerful Group chose the unconventional approach to spread holiday cheer by giving the gift of literacy to empower parents and faculty with the resources needed to motivate students.

The event at Hyde Leadership School was made possible through books donated by attendees of the Young & Powerful Groups Pipeline mentoring Holiday Mixer & Book drive held in Soho early last week. Book donations are still being accepted online where all items will be shipped directly to Hyde Leadership Charter School.

The book drive was held in honor of NYC’s Young and Powerful Groups’ newest initiative, the Pipeline Mentorship Project. Scheduled to launch in January of 2014, the program aims to combat the disproportionate amount of minority youth incarcerated by diminishing education achievement gaps and the school–to-prison phenomenon. The program guarantees to offer New York City youth with both short-term and long-term mentorship opportunities with professional and seasoned college students.

To get involved or to learn more about the Pipeline Mentoring Project contact Tara Childs or Bryant Arthur at Join the conversation online by following @ypgroup_nyc on Twitter and Instagram #YPGiftOfReading.


About The Young & Powerful Group:

The Young and Powerful Group is a nonprofit organization operating in New York, Chicago and Washington, DC that is dedicated to civic engagement and empowers young professionals to serve disadvantaged communities. To learn more, visit

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