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Blue Manatee Literacy Project

Empowering every young reader with the skills, resources and inspiration to succeed.

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The Blue Manatee Literacy Project, which includes the Blue Manatee Bookstore, is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Sponsor a BMLP Holiday Breakpack!

In Cincinnati over 36,000 students attend the Cincinnati Public School system. Around 75% of these students do not have access to reading materials, school supplies or proper nutrition outside of the classroom.

Through conversations with educators, students and other organizations the ManaTeam has come up with a simple way for all of us to support these students through the holiday break. The BMLP Holiday Breakpack will provide needed materials to at-risk students.
Backpack includes:
-3 new books
-non-perishable food items
-pair of gloves
-small gift item

For just $45.00 you can sponsor a Holiday Breakpack for an at-risk child. We will happily accept any donation amount in support of this campaign. All money collected will be used to purchase supplies for the students’ backpacks.

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We put your dollars to work supporting disadvantaged readers through our curated literacy program.

Membership

Become a member and receive special member perks, including member only promotions, while supporting literacy programming.

Shop

Shop for books online or in our Cincinnati bookstore. For every book purchased, one is donated to a disadvantaged reader.

Donate to BMLP right from your phone! Text 513-506-3161

1 in 4 American children grow up without learning to read.

Despite recent improvements, close to 40% of children entering kindergarten, in disadvantaged neighborhoods, struggle to read at grade level, with 3/4 of those students remaining at similar risk by grade 3.

Reading for pleasure is associated with a stronger sense of social acceptance, a reduction in stress levels and growth of cognitive functioning.

Reading is Critical to a Child's Development

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