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September 2018 Newsletter

Read up on all the latest happening with SAYL!
 Upcoming events, Reading Buddy updates, & more!
Your Monthly News & Updates – September 2018
A Note from Our Executive Director
“Teacher? I prefer the term Educational Rockstar!”
Its official, we are back to school. The state sales tax weekend (where I suspect most of the bargain hunters were NOT going back to school or even parents of those going back to school) has passed. Our best and brightest are, once again, engaged in perhaps the most important endeavor of the human race – that of teaching.  Read more >> 
Upcoming Events
Celebrate National Literacy Month at HPB
All September & Saturday September 8
Any Half Price Books Store
Half Price Books (HPB) is pleased to support local literacy organizations during National Literacy Month. This year HPB has several ways to support area literacy partners including San Antonio Youth Literacy! We hope you are as excited about September as we are! Here are the details:
5% percent of sales on Saturday, September 8, will be divided evenly among local literacy organizations, including SAYL! Check out the full details here!

Fall Luncheon:

Addressing Academic Inequalities in San Antonio
Friday, October 5
Pearl Stable
11:00am – 1:00pm
Join us for our fall luncheon featuring a panel discussion on academic inequality in San Antonio, featuring a presentation by Dr. Christine Drennon, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University and panel discussion with Sarah Baray, CEO of Pre-K 4 SA, and Dr. Mohammed Choudhury, Chief Innovation Officer for SAISD, moderated by Robert Rivard.
Tables of 8 start at $2,500 with plenty of other sponsorship levels available. Individual tickets are $200 per person with a special price of $50 for active Reading Buddy volunteers.

SAYL Welcomes New Staffers

This summer, SAYL welcomed new program manager Alyssa Delgado, and our new volunteer manager, Angela Rendon. Get know Alyssa and Angela and the roles they play at SAYL! Read more >>>
(from left to right: Angela Rendon & Alyssa Delgado)

Book Buddy News 

Our Goal This Year: Book Buddies are shifting into high gear to bring even more books to kids in Title I schools next spring. Last year’s total of 40,000 books was great, but we hope to come close to doubling that in the 2018 – 2019 school year.
How? The same way we doubled our total between 2017 and 2018: hard work and a little help from our friends. Read more >>
Donor Spotlight
During this last month SAYL was fortunate to receive a donation of $305 from ATKG, LLP, which represented proceeds from their Ping Pong Event. A BIG THANK YOU for their support!!
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