Elementary

SAYL Reading Buddies help children learn to read

SAYL Reading Buddies help children learn to read

Train to be a Ready Buddy and make a difference in a child’s life.

Do you have an hour to spare each week? If so, consider becoming a Reading Buddy. The San Antonio Youth Literacy provides one-on-one reading assistance to elementary children who need to strengthen their literacy skills by providing volunteers across 65 schools in six school districts in San Antonio.

The SAYL Reading Buddies program works with volunteers who commit to one hour each week and choose a school that is most convenient to them. Reading Buddies are needed year-round, but only an eight-week commitment is required to participate.

SAYL created the Reading Buddies program in 1999 and has been working with second grade students offering guided reading sessions. Research indicates that children who do not read at grade level are more apt to have learning and comprehension difficulties in higher grades.

To register for a training sessions, call 299-1533. Complete an online application and register for training.

Learn more about SAYL.
Volunteer with SAYL.
Download a training schedule (October 2013).