The Reading Buddy Program is such a personal experience as you build a relationship with each child. It is nice to know SAYL is there offering support. The program is designed to be easy to follow but when a question arises, staff is just a phone call away. The Reading Buddy Program is an opportunity I hope to be able to continue for a long time.
Joan OatesReading Buddy Volunteer
As a teacher [with a full classroom full of students] it is very difficult to find the extra time to sit down, one-on-one with the struggling readers. I love San Antonio Youth Literacy. They come in, take the children from the classroom. They give them that one-on-one approach that they really do need.
Linda Winkler2nd Grade Teacher
Our students enjoy meeting with their Reading Buddies each week. The relationships that have been built have gone a long way in improving and developing self-confidence in our students. The volunteers are so knowledgeable and prepared that they are able to troubleshoot and target the needs of readers in order to make the most of their time together.