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A Free Book for Your Mentee!

Back of Beyond and Desert West Office Supply have created a generous new program that will provide free books to GrandAM mentees over the course of a year! This is a program designed to spread the love of reading and the benefits of literacy to our community’s promising youngsters. For many of our mentees, this will be a rare opportunity to choose a book at their reading level and area of interest – whether that’s middle-grade, graphic novels, young adult, or picture books. Back of Beyond has a great selection of titles for all ages and interests.

How it works…

1) To participate in the mentee book program, mentors must pick up a book voucher at the Grand Area Mentoring office. They look like this

2) Once issued by Dan or Megan, these vouchers are good for book(s) at Back of Beyond, valued up to $15. Then mentors and students can plan an off-campus outing to the bookstore with another match. Tell Megan when your plan is complete. Call or text her at: 435-260-9646.

3) During your off-campus outing, carefully venture down to Back of Beyond and browse their awesome selection. Don’t forget to bring the voucher, which must be turned in for redemption. Help your mentee look around at the various sections of the store. Explain the difference between fiction and non-fiction. Ask about her favorite things to read. Help her spend the $15 wisely.

Whatever books you help your mentee choose will be his to take home, to own – no catches, no obligations. He can read and re-read it and put it on a shelf as a reminder of the fun to be had in the world of books. If this program succeeds, Back of Beyond owner Andy Nettle has suggested that a new round of vouchers might be issued in the future. Let’s help our kids have fun with books!

Spring is the perfect time to do something new and spread the gift of literacy. These vouchers expire June 30, 2015. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity! Plan today.


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