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Celebrating Education on #GivingTuesday

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Please help us in our commitment to enable them to complete their high school educations – an accomplishment that will allow these remarkable young people to improve their professional opportunities, increase their family incomes, further develop their communities, and reach their full potential.  MAIA (formerly Starfish), a trusted organization also working in youth education and leadership in the   …Continue Reading

Matiox! ¡Gracias! Thank You!

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Today, Reading Village Celebrates You! These stories just scratch the surface of the powerful impact your generosity has helped us to achieve through the years. By partnering with local schools and businesses to raise funds; hosting house parties to raise awareness; traveling with us to Guatemala to witness first hand the excitement these youth bring   …Continue Reading

Important Update on the Status of Reading Village

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From the Desk of Linda Smith, Founder of Reading Village Our 12-year adventure at Reading Village has been full of pride, joy, accomplishment, and challenges overcome. Today we announce the first steps in the next leg of our journey. Our Leaders and Readers Program has established a strong record of success, reaching over 12,000 children   …Continue Reading

Help Tomasa Create a Better Future by Donating Today

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In the indigenous villages where Reading Village works, girls are still fighting for their right to an education. Ten of Tomasa’s eleven siblings dropped out of school before high school in order to help support their family. Her parents never made it past 2nd grade. But Tomasa is standing up for herself, explaining, “I’m going   …Continue Reading

How One Question Can Change Anything

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I recently read a piece in the New York Times about Kyle Schwartz, a Denver-based teacher who began asking her students to complete the following sentence: I wish my teacher knew… The responses were astounding, heartbreaking, inspiring, and enlightening. They gave Ms. Schwartz new insights into her students’ challenges and motivations. One student wrote: I   …Continue Reading

Our Promise To You

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Every year our youth leaders stand up and make a commitment for the year ahead. This year, we decided to make a commitment to each of you. Happy Valentines Day from everyone at Reading Village.

It Takes a Village to Create a Reading Village

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November marks the end of the Guatemalan school year as well as the Reading Village program year. And so we gathered with our partner communities to celebrate this year’s successes and the high school graduations of the youth leaders who have completed our program. This year 50 teens reached 2,500 children with regular and dynamic   …Continue Reading

Thank You!

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2014 was a year of growth for Reading Village. Together we transformed the lives of dozens of teenagers who in turn reached thousands of young children. None of this would have been possible without your support! Thank you for making our 30×30 campaign such a success. Thank you for partnering with us to transform lives   …Continue Reading