Though a relatively new organizations, Books From Bobby has made its imprint on Des Moines Public Schools. By providing kids with a structured but engaging and effective after school tutoring program, voluntarily student participation has steadily increased. Exposure to careers in the science and math skills have opened kids eyes to not only new experiences but to bigger dreams and goals for their future. The organizations frequents many events throughout the community and always makes free books available to the young old and in between. The organization is not talk but is about doing, also providing kids with youth employment opportunities and is currently working to pilot a GED study and testing program. There is so much work to be done to close the gap on illiteracy and Books From Bobby is pose to do its part in filling that gap.