• Spreading Education and Literacy
    Since 2007 we have worked with 108 teenagers who have reached more than 10,000 children with literacy activities. And we've only just begun! Help us grow our impact in Guatemala.
  • Help Us Break the Cycle of Poverty
    You can change the world. Start your own fundraising campaign to spread education, youth leadership, and literacy in Guatemala. We've got everything you need to get going!
  • Meet Our Youth Leaders
    Ever wonder what a Reading Village youth leader is like? Click here to read about their interests and their dreams for the future.
  • Learn How Empowering Youth Can End Poverty
    Through a combination of scholarship, leadership, and literacy, we empower one generation of leaders to create another generation of readers.

Alleviating Poverty

We have begun our work in Guatemala collaborating with marginalized communities to develop local leadership and accompanying these communities on their journey to prosperity, as defined and owned by them.
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Empowering Leaders

We empower youth leaders who ensure the generation behind them is literate and capable of critical and creative thinking, while their own development advances their future prospects as well as the wellbeing of the entire community.
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Taking Action

All around the world inspired individuals have partnered with us to break the cycle of generational poverty by donating, volunteering, traveling to Guatemala, holding fundraising events, etc. There’s a way for everyone to get involved.
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Our Impact

  • 98% average increase to family income by employed graduates
  • 4,750 young children being read to by Reading Village youth leaders
  • 40% of Reading Village's Leaders & Readers alumni taking university classes
  • 76% of sixth graders in Chuacruz read in the library at least once a week

Latest News & Events

  • 10 Years of Impact December 21, 2016

    https://youtu.be/uCYUiKV7eII Thanks to the 1000+ donors we’ve had over the last decade, we’ve been able to positively change the trajectory of thousands of lives in ...

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  • So Much To Be Grateful For November 28, 2016

    Looking back on this year’s Learning Journey on this Giving Tuesday, I am Giving Thanks! I feel re-energized and full of gratitude as I remember ...

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  • Letters from Learning Journey Travelers: Cynthia November 16, 2016

    This month we asked our Learning Journey travelers to share what it is they are grateful for. They have traveled with us to Guatemala, witnessed the ...

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