• Transforming Lives Through Literacy.
    Since 2007 we have worked with 78 teenagers to change the lives of more than 4,500 children. And we've only just begun! Help us grow our impact in Guatemala.
  • Learn how literacy can end poverty.
    Through a combination of scholarship, leadership, and literacy, we empower one generation of leaders to create another generation of readers.
  • Meet each of our scholars.
    Ever wonder what a Reading Village scholar is like? Now you can meet them all, read about their interests, and help make their dreams come true.
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    You can be change the world. Start your own fundraising campaign to bring literacy to Guatemala. We've got everything you need to get going!

Our Approach

Learning begins with literacy. When we can master the written word, we have the foundation to control our own lives and to change the lives of those around us. In this way, literacy can unlock people's ability to create a better world.
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Our Program

Working collaboratively in impoverished communities, the Reading Village model combines innovation and cultivation to co-create human capacity. In everything we do, we strive to empower communities to chase their own dreams.
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Take Action

All around the world, energetic volunteers, passionate advocates, and inspired individuals have joined us to change lives through literacy. It’s easy. Just create a campaign, set a goal, and then spread the word!
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Our Progress

  • 4,634 Books Distributed to Schools, Libraries, & Orphanages
  • 100% Of Our Teens Have Been Employed Upon Graduation
  • 9,240 Hours Spent Reading to Children
  • 10,000 Children's Lives Changed Through Literacy Programs

Latest News & Events

  • Through Their Eyes April 22, 2015

    On the last day in Concepcion we all wrote little notes to each other, teens to visitors and visitors to teens. Most of the notes ...

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  • 2015 Learning Journey: Day 7 April 16, 2015

    Today was the final day of the 2015 Learning Journey. Today we enjoyed the beauty of colonial Antigua. Some of us learned to make chocolate from scratch, ...

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  • 2015 Learning Journey: Day 6 April 14, 2015

    This morning was our third and final day in the communities. We traveled back up the steep hillside to Concepcion to host a Reading Fiesta ...

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