A Powerful Day of Celebration and Gratitude Over the years at Reading Village, we’ve created an annual tradition: at the end of the year, each community holds an event to celebrate their teens’ achievements – including graduating from the program and from high school. Because this was to be our final closing ceremony, this year’s …Continue Reading
Every day we each have a chance to impact another. Our actions, our words, our dollars, our votes — these are the ways we can change the world around us. This fall, join our 12 Hours of Impact campaign to send 18 additional indigenous Guatemalan youth to high school. Ensuring a high school education for …Continue Reading
$60,000 for Paperclips to Scholarships A huge thank you must go out to our generous network. From near and far you stepped up to help us raise more than $60,000 during our Paperclips to Scholarships campaign this month. This is an incredible feat and will help us reach thousands more children in Guatemala with innovative literacy programs. …Continue Reading
“I want to go to university,” Beverly declared to me. Her bright eyes and ease belying the difficult path that led this 14-year-old to interview for a high school scholarship. “I never knew my father, and my mother never even reached third grade. But I dream of having a professional job, and I want all …Continue Reading
Exciting news! Registration is officially open for our spring Learning Journey to Guatemala. Join us September 7-14, 2017 for the trip of a lifetime. For eight days you will join a small group of mindful travelers to visit the communities where we work, meet our scholars and their families, and witness the transformation in these rural towns. …Continue Reading
Mark Your Calendars: Don’t Let Him Be A Statistic In the communities where we work only one in ten children reaches high school. It’s more common for a child like Victor to be malnourished, to be married before the age of eighteen, or to be the victim of domestic violence than it is for him/her …Continue Reading
A couple weeks ago I woke up from a rather interesting dream. In this dream, my intern task was to start a book collection to bring books to Guatemala on our upcoming Learning Journey. I researched proper book drop-off locations, I talked to businesses, and I searched the classifieds. By the end of my dream, …Continue Reading
It was a big year for Reading Village. With your support, we were busy expanding, teaching, mentoring, and documenting. Below is a smattering of photos from our most proud moments. Thank you for making these possible, thank you for helping transform lives through literacy.
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As apocalyptic visions fill the heads of some as we come to the end of a Mayan calendar cycle, about one hundred indigenous youth leaders in Guatemala gathered in the central highlands to prepare for the future – and there’s nothing apocalyptic about their vision! Five of Reading Village’s teen reading promoters took part in …Continue Reading