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Students getting more than an education at local school

Posted at 4:34 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 18:05:01-04

CLEVELAND — Students at E Prep and Village Prep are getting more than just an education.

Once a month, the school offers haircuts to students.

"When we advertised the free haircuts, the boys were like 'Can I get a haircut? I want a haircut,'" Wrap Around coordinator Yulanda Wiley said.

Wiley said poverty is something that affects most of the students at the school. She believes that 85 to 90% of students are on free or reduced lunch.

With this many students living on poverty, she noticed that families had little room in their budget for other expenses.

Wiley brought in barber Wavery Willis to help students and families out.

Willis brought in students from La Berberia Institute of Hair to train on the students.

The students cut the children's hair surrounded by books, giving the kids a chance to read while getting their haircut.