The Black and Latino Men Read (BLMR) ESSAY CONTEST- Oct 31
THIS YEAR'S BLMR ESSAY CONTEST IS NOW OPENAND THE DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 31st AT MIDNIGHT.
The Black and Latino Men Read (BLMR) program was created in 2016 by Tate’s Consulting Services (TCS) and Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore, a nonprofit which was founded by author/activist, Luis J. Rodriguez and his wife, Trini.
BLMR’s major goal is to promote reading amongst Black and Latino male students who are currently enrolled in either high school (9-12), community college, and/or a 4-year college/university.
For the BLMR Essay Contest, students are required to do the following:
· Read a book of their choice
· Type a 2-page essay that includes a summary of the book, an explanation of how the book impacted them, and quotes from the book which support their explanation
· Submit a photo of themselves reading their chosen book.
Since 2016, we have distributed $16,850 in financial awards. BLMR’s 2021 winner, a student at California State University, Los Angeles, wrote the following:
With the $1,000 BLMR financial award, I was able to continue to
take classes during the winter session. This allowed me to continue
working towards obtaining my BA in psychology. My dream is to work in
education and to be a guiding figure for individuals, who much like
myself, did not have someone to turn to when I was unsure of myself or in
need of guidance. BLMR’s financial award will bring my dream
closer to becoming a reality.
You can find submission requirements at www.mytcs.net, along with photos of previous BLMR winners.
If you have questions about the contest or would like free BLMR bookmarks, please do not hesitate to contact Beverly Tate at blackandlatinomenread@