• Join Us to Celebrate 10 Years!
    Multiply your impact this December: ALL donations (up to a total of $60k) will be matched 100% thru Dec 31 and help us to build more human capacity in Guatemala in 2017!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 intergenerational 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

  • 2 public libraries initiated and run by Reading Village youth leaders
  • 98% average increase to family income by employed graduates
  • 40% of Reading Village's youth leader alumni taking university classes
  • 76% of sixth graders in Chuacruz read in the library at least once a week

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