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Meet LaKesha!

“As a youth mentor, I have been able to experience firsthand the importance book ownership has among young people. In my personal life, books have helped improve my writing skills and fuel my creativity. I am proud to be joining the Bernie’s Book Bank team and helping increase book ownership among local children so they can grow to love books as I have.”

In her free time, LaKesha enjoys riding her bike along Lake Michigan, spending time with her friends and family, and reading. She has been working in the nonprofit space for 12 years. One of her past roles included a nonprofit in Elk Grove Village that served youth families. Lakesha’s favorite book growing up was The Witches by Roald Dahl, and she hopes the children who receive our books will form the same fond memories she did with books growing up. Stop in and say hi to LaKesha at an upcoming event or when you come in to volunteer!