The Sacramento City Unified School District Youth Development Support Services (YDSS) is investing in Summer with the implementation of our new “Haircuts for Literacy” program. The goal of this program is to encourage our students, ages 5-12, to continue educating their mind during the summer months. It is our hope that your barbershop will join us in our efforts by agreeing to become a Men’s Leadership Academy (MLA) Barbershop. By becoming a MLA Barbershop, your barbershop will agree to:

  • Provide 10 FREE haircuts a month (June-July-August) 30 FREE haircuts over the summer.

  • Allow the student(s) to read to you before giving the students a free haircut.

  • Provide praise and acknowledgement of these students in your barbershop.

Our goal as an YDSS department is to have 300 students read 300 books for 300 haircuts. The name of this campaign will be #Inspire300 with additional hashtags like, i.e. #InvestinSummer #HaircutsforLiteracy #BarbershopReads


If you agree to become a Men’s Leadership Academy Barbershop, we will provide you with marketing and branding materials for your shop. We will also provide a number of books for your barbershop for the students to read.


Will you join us this summer??? 300 students read 300 books for 300 haircuts!


#HaircutsforLiteracy #BarbershopReads #Inspire300 #WAYD_Sac

Akuta Head Barber Shop - Ron

5972 Stockton Blvd

Sacramento, CA 95824

Mobile Barber - Xavier


Upgrade Cutz –  Marcus

1195 Florin Road

Sacramento, CA 95831


The Rich Barber – Chuka

2504 J Street

Sacramento, CA 95816

Razor Sharp Kutz – Steav

2513 Riparian Drive

Elk Grove, CA 95757


Barber Zone – Mace

2416 28th Street

Sacramento, CA 95818


Barber Blues – Jason


1401 E Street

Sacramento, CA 95814


Axis Barber Shop – Jelani

2850 Northgate Blvd #3

Sacramento, CA 95833

Fadez on 20th – Jaalil

2423 20th Street

Sacramento, CA 95818


Dorian’s Barber Studio – Dorian

5409 Florin Road

Sacramento, CA 95823

B. Da Barber 


Executive Cuts – Chico


5409 Florin Road

Sacramento, CA 95823