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Executive Director’s Note – June 2019

So, we have made another trip around the sun that is the school year. I have the privilege of starting my 4th year of serving as Executive Director of this incredible organization – San Antonio Youth Literacy. I can’t possibly express the joy and fulfillment I experience every day knowing

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Donor Spotlight – May 2019

A huge THANK YOU to CPS Energy for their recent donation of $20,000. Their ongoing support to the communities in which they live, work and serve through causes that aid, empower, enrich and educate allows San Antonio Youth Literacy to continue to deliver our SAYL Reading Buddy Program to those children struggling to

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School Spotlight – May 2019

Congratulations to Boone Elementary in NISD for being SAYL’s school of the month for May! Boone Elementary became a partner campus just last school year, and we have so enjoyed working with them. Site Director, Carmen Cervantes, has helped to ensure volunteers and SAYL staff have up to date reading

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Volunteer Spotlight – May 2019

Congratulations to our Reading Buddy of the Month – Connie Sharon! Connie has been an amazing Reading Buddy at Clear Spring Elementary in NEISD since she joined after learning about our program through two friends who are Reading Buddies, and after seeing us at the A Way With Words show

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Book Buddies Update – May 2019

April was a very busy month at Book Buddies. Our terrific volunteers contributed more than 300 hours of sorting, counting, and boxing donated books. They were so efficient and on-task that they regularly emptied a huge container of books in a two-hour session. This is a tremendous amount of work, but our volunteers

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Summer Interns Wanted

As we close out the school year, San Antonio Youth Literacy is looking for a cheerful and ambitious intern to join the team for Summer 2019! Check out the job description here. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to our Volunteer Manager at

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Join us for Big Give 2019!

Join us Thursday, March 28 from your computer or smartphone for Big Give 2019 and be a BIG SAYL Hero! Your support helps us to serve more students become life-long readers. Why are you supporting SAYL? We want to hear from you!       Tell your friends and family why

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