Damsels in Detroit – Episode 5 Leading by Reading (feat. Shanel Adams)

Evann sits down with Shanel Adams, who is the founder of the Progressionista Book Club for girls. After Shanel returned to Detroit from college, she noticed that very few young people were picking up books for leisure. As somone who loves to read, Shanel felt inspired to change that, thus Progressionista was born. The library-based book club services girls in the Detroit area ages 8-12. At each meeting, the girls get to interact with a professional woman from Detroit that works in an industry that correlates to the topic of the book they’re reading. Since the beginning, Shanel has been able to introduce her book club members to over 50 women-professionals from various industries, and has donated 700+ books for girls to keep. Stay in touch with Shanel on social @shanel.adams (IG), and learn more about Progressionista by visiting www.progressionista.org!