" The old adage is true, 'it takes a village to raise a child.' We want all children in Kansas, regardless of their socioeconomic background, race, and or gender to have an opportunity to succeed. We are the 'village.' Together, we can significantly impact the lives of the children who need us most."
The mission of Storytime Village, Inc., with the support of parents and the community, is to inspire a lifelong love of reading for underserved Kansas children from birth to age 8.
Since its beginning in 2009, Storytime Village has worked to help the youngest in our communities thrive through partnerships that provide early childhood development, family engagement around reading and access to books.
Storytime Village, Inc. is a Kansas based children’s literacy nonprofit organization. With the support of parents and the community we inspire underserved children to read by providing them with free books and literacy resources. We recognize that, for children, books open doors to opportunities, new worlds and experiences, and overall build their self-esteem. For that reason, we strive to give every child in Kansas an opportunity for a better future through literacy.
Founder and CEO
Kenya Cox, Board Chair, President
Executive Director- Kansas African American Affairs Commission
Jesse Barnes, Vice President
Executive Director- Grace United Community Ministries
Rachel Norwood, Ph.D, Secretary
Teondra Phillips, Treasurer
Audit Manager at BKD CPA’s & Advisors
Customer Relations- Westar Energy
Director of Community Engagement and Opportunity- Wichita State University
Configuration Management SCD Analyst- Spirit AeroSystems
Kansas Reading Roadmap
Rev. Wade Moore
Head of Schools
Urban Preparatory Academy
Assistant Director of Admissions- Butler Community College
BOARD OF DIRECTORS