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Volunteer Spotlight – April 2020

This April, we want to make a special shout out to Dr. Cary Stratton, our Reading Buddy of the Month and the winner of our Refer-A-Buddy Campaign! Cary has been a Reading Buddy volunteer for the past seven years, first learning about the program through his church, First Presbyterian. He

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Reading Buddy Seminar – Five Areas of Focus for Transitional Readers

A recent Reading Buddy seminar gave Buddies strategies for helping transitional readers. These are students who are “nearly fluent” readers, kids who have begun to adopt reading behaviors that will lead them toward more advanced skills, but who might need a little help navigating this transition. The seminar highlighted strategies

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Volunteer Spotlight January 2020

Congratulations to our Reading Buddy of the Month—Paty Ceja! Paty has been a Reading Buddy for three years and first heard about the program through Valero Energy’s volunteer committee. With children of her own, Paty has always known the importance of learning how to read. As she says, “Learning how

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Reading Buddy Spotlight

This month we would like to highlight Reading Buddy extraordinaire, Laura Labatt. Laura has been a Reading Buddy with SAYL for three years, and this past school year she logged 30 sessions with one of her students! She first learned about San Antonio Youth Literacy through her friendship with SAYL

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