Making Learning Relevant and Engaging
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About Alvin

Alvin Irby, M.S., MPA

Alvin Irby is a former kindergarten teacher turned award-winning social entrepreneur, national speaker, author, and comedian. He is Founder and Chief Reading Inspirer at Barbershop Books, a literacy program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops. His work with Barbershop Books earned him the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize and his stand-up comedy landed him a spot in the highly competiative StandUp NBC Finalist Showcase.

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Speaking

Providing nationally recognized keynotes, college lectures, and customized professional development for school districts, library systems, and nonprofits. 

Innovations in Reading Prize Recipient

  • Cultural Competency
  • Early Literacy
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Black Male Achievement
  • Motivational

Comedy

Stand-up comedian, comedic writer, and event host.

 

"National finalist for StandUp NBC" 

  • Conference entertainment
  • Corporate Events
  • Comedy Clubs
  • Colleges & Universities 
  • Churches

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