Irvin Mayfield Jr. and James Bernazzani team up to inspire New Orleans kids | NOLA.com

When James Bernazzani retired from the FBI in 2008, he decided to fight crime in a different way. He knew that arresting young criminals, prosecuting them, convicting them and incarcerating them wasn’t going to solve the crime problem in New Orleans. If children are going to blossom, they need to know how to read. He decided the “Power Through Reading” book drive would be the YRI’s first initiative. He just had to figure out how to do a book drive. He started by getting Irvin Mayfield Jr. involved...
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