When 6-year-old Blake Ansari learned about all the homeless kids who lived in shelters around his hometown of New York City, he immediately became concerned with one particular issue: they didn't have a library.
At least they didn't have access to the kind of luxuries he had living in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Though Blake, a first-grader at Metropolitan Montessori School, is just a little kid, he knew he could make a difference among the homeless population if he brought children books. He decided to 'build' a library.
"If they don't have a library, they can't pass school and they can't go to college," Blake tells the Good News Blog. "Some books teach science, math, experiments, and about the world, and all of that helps you to go to college."
College, as the young boy astutely points out, helps kids get jobs and make a good life for themselves in the real world. He wanted all children to have that opportunity.
In late December, Blake, along with father Nuri Ansari, who worksRead More »from If You Ever Doubted the Significance of a Library, This 6-Year-Old Will Change Your Mind