Barber,Look at Me Now (Chris Brown song)

Waco barber offers $2 payment to kids who read during haircuts

November 26, 2016
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Staff photo— Jerry Larson Fourth-grader Noah Jimerson, 10, reads as barber Ivan LeBlanc at Look At Me Now Barbershop cuts his hair. LeBlanc is offering kids $2 if they read to him during their haircut. While Jimerson loves to read books about super heroes and aliens, he recently read for a new goal: $2. A page into the book, Jimerson, who had picked the book off the bookcase, looked up excitedly to announce he knew the song. Stumbling to pronounce “partridge,” LeBlanc helped the 10-year-old sound out the word, and the next time the word resurfaced, Jimerson said it with more ease. With encouragement from a Waco ISD math teacher, LeBlanc recently started a literary program at Look at Me Now Barbershop, 2401 West Waco Drive, suite D. He gives $2 to any kid who reads to him while getting a haircut. “In the black community, the barbershops have a lot of influence,” LeBlanc said. “Most people know the barbers. We’re a big part of the community. We get a lot of people that come through here, and they all know us. We know what they are going through. I figure if we do know everybody why not use that influence in a good way. I’m in a position where I can meet a lot of people. I try and use that to my advantage. “Traditionally you talk about sports and politics and religion, but the barbershop...

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