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Our Mission: Reading Buddies provide one-on-one reading assistance to elementary school children. We increase the number of children reading at grade level while fostering their enjoyment of reading.


Our Vision: Our vision is that every child in South Texas enters 3rd grade reading at level.


In 1984, our Founder, along with concerned businessmen and women, committed to reducing functional illiteracy among the youth of our city and founded San Antonio Youth Literacy (SAYL).

SAYL is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides one-to-one reading assistance to elementary children.

In 65 schools across San Antonio, volunteers tutor children who struggle with basic reading and comprehension skills.

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