SAYL is hiring a full-time Program Manager. Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position open until filled. Program Manager Job Description Salary Range: $28,000-$32,000 Full time exempt status, direct report to Executive Director Position Summary: Under the direction of the Executive Director, incumbent will plan, direct and coordinate the daily operations of the SAYL 2nd Grade
This month SAYL would like to recognize Arnold Elementary for our School Spotlight! Our Site Director and point of contact at Arnold is the wonderful Ms. Katanna Larralde-Sanchez. Ms. Larralde-Sanchez, who serves as the school’s Parent Family Liaison, has helped facilitate the program on campus for several years, and always works to make the Reading Buddies feel welcome and supported on campus. Her office is
San Antonio Youth Literacy would like to thank Mr. Harvey Najim for challenging our donors to a $5,000.00 match funding during the 2018 Big Give SA that was held March 22. Thanks to his generosity and motivation we were able to meet and exceed our goal of $15,000.00 this year. Moreover, as many nonprofits in San Antonio know, Harvey isn’t just a once a year kind’a
This month we would like to honor Jessica Nelson and Leslie Chasnoff as our Reading Buddies of the Month! Jessica and Leslie have been wonderful Reading Buddies and mentors this school year at Bowden Elementary in SAISD. This is Jessica’s forth year as a Reading Buddy and Leslie’s second year volunteering with SAYL. The two learned about the program through our partnership with the
One of the most common inquiries we get from volunteers is: how can I help my student focus better? Whether students are dealing with diagnosed attention deficit disorder, or simply have a lot of energy and trouble directing it to the task of reading, it can be challenging to help kids find ways to focus. Check out these tips on how to help your
“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” – Fred Rogers Ok so I grew up with Captain Kangaroo but our son was fortunate enough to have both Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Rogers as a part of his early years. What a life saver for the student mother trying to get the early morning chaos organized.
Volunteers have been very busy at Book Buddies headquarters in March. We’ve been sorting and boxing those 22 huge Gaylord cartons of books to get them ready in time for the big giveaways at the schools in May. It’s a big job, but Book Buddies volunteers are the best. In the last month alone they’ve logged at least 196 hours of volunteer work! Some
SAYL needs your help! We are dedicated to the children of San Antonio in their journey to become life-long readers. However, we need your support to provide our services to the hundreds of students who currently do not receive the benefit of our program do to the lack of funding. On Thursday, March 22, SAYL is participating in the Big Give. We invite you
Sight words are those high frequency words that readers learn to recognize automatically over time. It’s important for emerging readers to develop their sight word vocabulary because they will be able to read more fluently, and they will be able to use those known words to help figure out new words they encounter. Many sight words have to be memorized because they are not
A special thanks to Mission Trail Rotary for their continued support of our SAYL Reading Buddy Program through their $1,500 grant award, and to the Frankie Casseb Literacy Club for their ongoing gift of $350 per quarter. THANK YOU to both organizations from SAYL!