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Book Buddies Update – June 2019

Book Celebtrations: All the hard work that Book Buddies volunteers put in this year came to fruition the last week of May at our end-of-year Book Celebrations. This year we were able to provide 60,000 books to 10,000 children in 20 Title I schools in the San Antonio Independent School

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Donor Spotlight – June 2019

A special thank you to the following foundations for their continued assistance – $350 from The Frankie Casseb Youth Literacy Club for its quarterly donation, $2,500 from the Education Forum, and $5,000 from the Mays Family Foundation. These organizations continue to support SAYL’s efforts to address the literacy needs of San Antonio’s

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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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