The mission of PHABB 5 is to reinvigorate, inspire, and unite communities at their core by creating turnkey comprehensive book publishing programs that help student’s standout during every phase of life.
In 2011, CJ Miller was invited to a recidivism reduction event hosted by the Ohio Department Correction facility; at the event, Miller addressed 250 low-level offending inmates. At the conclusion of his speech, Miller was overwhelmed by the number of inmates (many in their 20’s and 30’s) who stood in line to ask him if he could help them get their creative writings, songs, and art out to the world.
“Did they have these creative ideas before making the decisions that led to incarceration?” This question led Miller to invest countless hours into understanding the relationship between literacy and incarceration.
According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, two-thirds of students that cannot read proficiently by the end of the 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare.
While researching illiteracy disparities Miller asked himself, “What would happen if someone were to plant satellite brand development book publishing programs at the classroom, neighborhood, and corporate level?” And, PHABB 5 was born.
What We Do
Plant satellite literacy student author book publishing programs within schools, communities, and partnered organizations. During the course of the program students learn to write and edit their literary work, brand and market, and plan their own community based book signing event.
Leveraging our satellite model a PHABB 5 Brand Director customizes a book publishing plan and works onsite at schools to help students take their writing from concept to book signing.
Student Athlete Author
A PHABB 5 Brand Director works with coaches and players to customize a team building book publishing plan.
Resident Student Author
A PHABB 5 Brand Director works with housing development authorities and community leaders to design a book publishing plan for both adults and youth.
Veteran Student Author
A PHABB 5 Brand Director works with organizations that service military veterans to help publish their stories.