Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy

 
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy posted a progress report
    Local Leadership Takes Root
    By - Linda Smith - Founder and Director
    I never expected that we'd see it this soon, just two and a half years after beginning in Concepcion, but there it was right in front of me -- the birth of a new generation of leaders in this community. Sunday, after Daniel and I had wrapped up the training session with our fifteen teen...
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy has received 116 donations
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy posted a progress report
    Donations Matched on March 16
    By - Linda Smith - Founder and Director
    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...
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy posted a progress report
    Julio César Finds His Voice
    By - Linda Smith - Founder and Director
    I remember vividly just two years ago our first meeting ever with the first teen reading promoters in Concepcion. Julio Cesar's beet-red face belied his embarrassment at having to crow like a rooster whenever it came up in a story being read aloud. It was so challenging for him I wondered to myself...
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy posted a progress report
    Teresa is Grateful
    By - Linda Smith - Founder and Director
    I'm in Guatemala interviewing teens for our reading promoter program. It's one of my favorite things to do because these youth inspire me so much. Take Teresa Morales Chumil, for example. She is 15, the oldest of four, and her family owns no land so they work as day laborers on someone...
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy posted a progress report
    A Defining Moment
    By - Linda Smith - Founder and Director
    For you and me, who love to read, it's hard to imagine an entire country where reading is not much valued and not regularly enjoyed. But this is the case in Guatemala. A colleague once heard it reported that of the Guatemalans who can read only 1% had read anything for pleasure that year....
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy posted a progress report
    More of a Good Thing
    By - Linda Smith - Founder and Director
    Last month we convened a group of amazing people with decades of experience in Guatemala, education, leadership development and literacy to help us take the good curriculum we developed for training our teen reading promoters and make it excellent.  This curriculum will be part of a training manual (funded by a grant...
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy posted a progress report
    Transforming Lives
    By - Linda Smith - Founder and President
    I'm in Guatemala with our Learning Journey group. They just spent three full  days in Concepción getting to know this indigenous Maya community, their culture, traditions and history as well as our reading promoters, their families and homes -- connecting at a very personal and heartfelt level. Promoters  and...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy posted a progress report
    June 16 Donations Matched 50%
    By - Linda Smith - Founder and President
    Donations to Reading Village do triple duty. We empower Guatemalan teens to promote children's literacy, and each dollar donated helps keep these teens in school, helps them develop leadership skills, and engenders the love of reading in children. On June 16 your donation goes half again as far! On June 16 Global...
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    • RuthsTable@Facebook
      RuthsTable@Facebook We shared this story during our week-long study of Guatemala at Ruth's Table on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruths-Table/178829809620?v=wall). We hope to draw attention to this worthy cause.
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy posted a progress report
    An Inspiring Guatemalan Father
    By - Linda Smith - Founder and President
    Fifteen years ago, in the agricultural town of Concepción, Don Martín's eldest son Rufino asked permission to enroll in high school. Having only an elementary school education himself, Don Martín considered students to be lazy good-for-nothings who were only looking to escape hard physical labor in the fields. And no one...
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy has received 29 donations
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy posted a progress report
    Reading Aloud to Children
    By - Linda Smith - Founder and President
    In 1985 a US Department of Education Commission on Reading shared the results of 10,000 research projects done over 25 years to get at the core of what really works in terms of turning kids into skilled readers. Among its primary findings was this: "The single most important activity for building the knowledge required...
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy posted a progress report
    Teens With Dreams Off to a Great Start in 2010
    By - Linda Smith - Founder
    Reading Village has nearly double the number of teen reading promoters this year as we had last year. Visit our website for a brief photo update: http://www.readingvillage.org/2010/01/11-teen-reading-promoters-off-to-a-great-start.html Thank you for all you do to make their dreams come true, Linda
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy posted a progress report
    Happy New Year from Reading Village!
    By - Linda Smith - Founder and President
    Our teen reading promoters have come a long way in just one year, and we have selected eight new teens to join them next month as school in Guatemala gets underway for the 2010 school year. You can see their faces and a brief bit on each of them here: http://www.readingvillage.org/2009/12/index.html Thank you for...
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy posted a progress report
    Inspiring Reading Village Update
    By - Linda Smith - Founder and President
    Enjoy this inspiring 3-minute video about the exciting local leadership and initiative that is developing in the community where we are working to promote children's literacy in rural Guatemala. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXcrqLoQdCc
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy posted a progress report
    Reading Village Doubling Teen Reading Promoters
    By - Linda Smith - President
    I'm headed down to Guatemala at the end of this month to begin recruiting next year's teen reading promoters. We will be doubling the number from six to twelve! Thanks for your support and please send your friends to our project page:...
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy has received 65 donations
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  • Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Linda Smith

Boulder, CO United States

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