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Local Outreach

Books for a Change has partnered with some influential San Diego Students from around the county to create an advisory board focused on local outreach. Each board member shares the same passion for reading that prompted the founding of Books for a Change, as well as moves our mission forward. At each of the member's schools, there will be a Books for a Change club focused on community outreach and impact, spreading literacy throughout the city.


Yasmin Pakzad

Hello, my name is Yasmin.  I'm 16 years old. I love playing tennis, running my clubs at school, and being part of Girl Scouts. I enjoy reading and writing poetry and literature all around. I'm really excited to have this opportunity to work with Bea on this incredible project!

Margo Kapp

Hi, my name is Margo. I am 16 years old. I love to read whenever I can, especially science fiction. Most of the time I can be found at the pool swimming, or at the beach having fun! I'm excited to run this club at my own school and have the chance to help out in my local community!

Peyton Hijar

Hi, my name is Peyton Hijar. I am 16 years old. In my free time, I love playing soccer and lacrosse along with helping out with the other clubs I’m apart of. I have loved reading from a young age and am very excited to spread this passion throughout my community!

Jack Shoemaker

Hello, my name is Jack Shoemaker. I am 17 years old. I enjoy spending my time playing sports and helping coach younger kids. I heard about Books for a Change and thought it was an awesome idea. I’m excited to help bring this to my community!

Photos from local outreach events

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