Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy

Mar 4, 2011

Donations Matched on March 16

Youth rise to the expectations that we hold for them. Here at Reading Village we see it every day in our teen reading promoters. And it's one of the greatest satisfactions of my work to see them become more than they ever thought they could be. So it makes me sad when I hear of adults grossly underestimating the potential of young people.

Daniel Guzmán our In Country Director just came back from a conference in Guatemala City that was filled with teachers interested in techniques to better teach reading and writing. As he explained to those he met about the work he does, he realized that they don't believe in teens the way we do. They could not imagine that high school students would be responsible or capable enough to be successful at promotinliteracy in the ways they do in our program. So I am very appreciative of your belief in and support of our teens. Your donations are an investment in their futures. And on March 16, any donation you make on our GlobalGiving web page will be matched 30%. Mark your calendar!

And consider joining our upcoming Learning Journey in Guatemala to really get to know our teens, their work and to spread the love of reading right alongside them. Nothing fills these kids with pride more than knowing someone traveled thousands of miles to see what they do. Just a few spaces remain for the June 23-July 1 trip. For more information visit the link below.

Thank you for all you do to bring the power and joy of literacy to children.



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Project Leader

Linda Smith

Boulder, CO United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy