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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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A Message from SAYL

In these difficult times, San Antonio Youth Literacy continues working to provide for the well-being of our students who need special assistance with reading.   Since our Reading Buddies cannot be in classrooms right now, SAYL staff is developing a virtual Reading Buddy Program to offer young readers throughout the San

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Emergency Support for SAYL

Though schools are closed and our traditional Reading Buddy Program is unable to continue for the remainder of the school year, we still need your support!  A contribution to SAYL, big or small, will help to ensure the Reading Buddy Program will be around for the 2020-2021 school year, and to

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School Spotlight – March 2020

Hats off to our School Spotlight, Rogers Academy in SAISD! Rogers has been an amazing school partner for many years. They continue to partner with the Reading Buddy Program as they want to allow their students the opportunity to have social awareness as well as literacy engagement to support their

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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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