Step 1: Who gets them?

The first step in getting this concept off the ground is to identify some organizations that would be willing to partner with Connect2books on the “demand side”.  Some obvious ones jump quickly to mind: Inner city school districts with a high percentage of Title I students, organizations that target at-risk and underserved populations, such as Habitat for Humanity, Teach for America, KIPP Academy, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and the Harlem Children’s Zone Project, to name just a few. Organizations such as these have the infrastructure and programs in place that would be needed to administer the distribution and monitoring of the Kindle units. Suggestions for willing and committed organizations are welcome.

Working with the supply side side (Amazon and the publishing industry) may prove to be the bigger challenge, but that will be the subject for another post…

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