Heather Cook grew up in the South Bend area and attended Riley High School before heading off to IU Bloomington. She later transferred to IU-South Bend where she received her Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. Heather began volunteering with Reading For Life in 2011, and began working part-time in 2013 as the Detention Coordinator. Heather leads the reading groups for teens in detention and coordinates the Bookmobile Project every Saturday.
Heather really enjoys being a part of this program because she, “can help at risk youth to better themselves by using novels/books as a gateway to understanding and incorporating “the good life” in their own lives. Seeing first hand the positive impact this program has already made on so many youth already has truly given me purpose and enabled me a way to give back to my community.”
In her spare time Heather loves to read (of course!); primarily books of the crime fiction genre. She also loves watching football, and is a huge movie buff! Most of all, though, she loves painting and playing outside with her two little girls.