• Make a Difference One Teen at a Time
    When you invest in our youth leaders, you invest in their families and in the future of their communities. Help us break the cycle of generational poverty.
  • Honor Our Visionary Founder
    The Founder’s Fund in Honor of Linda Smith will be used for attracting the best and brightest Guatemalans to our staff and offering them world-class training in leadership development.
  • Meet Our Youth Leaders
    Our Youth Leaders are passionate, intrepid, smart young adults. They are standing up against the status quo, finishing their educations, and contributing to their communities.

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

  • 264 hours of leadership training reached 67 high school students in 2016
  • 40% of Reading Village’s youth leader alumni are taking university classes
  • 3350 young children developed creative and critical thinking skills last year
  • 26% amount above national average that youth scored on reading comprehension

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