"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." - Victor Hugo
Fall is, gratefully, around the corner and by now all the school districts in San Antonio and Bexar County are back in session. Although Fall is often described as the season that begins the dormant period for nature, it conversely signals a time of new beginnings for children across our country and the world as they start back to school.
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Annual Golf Tournament
Wednesday, October 2
TPC San Antonio
Please join CPS Energy and other community supporters for San Antonio Youth Literacy's 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, October 2, 2019! Breakfast begins at 6:30am with a shotgun start at 8am. See the full details and registration info here, or
It's going to be one for the books!
Join us for a lively masquerade party to benefit San Antonio Youth Literacy on Friday, October 18 at the Roosevelt Library.
Enjoy specialty cocktails by top San Antonio bars, passed hors d'oeuvres, a martini bar, live music and DJ, plus a silent auction and more.
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Shop Half Price Books this September
We are happy to announce that Half Price Books has chosen San Antonio Youth Literacy as one of their literacy partners during September's National Literacy Month. During this month there will be coin donation boxes located at their cash registers so that customers can contribute their extra change. And on Sunday, September 8, 5% of sales will be divided evenly among the local literacy organizations. This would be a great time to visit their locations, pick up a few books, and drop your extra change in the donation boxes. SAYL will really appreciate it and I'm sure you will find some great additions to your reading library!
This month we would like to highlight Reading Buddy extraordinaire, Laura Labatt. Laura has been a Reading Buddy with SAYL for three years, and this past school year she logged 30 sessions with one of her students!
She first learned about San Antonio Youth Literacy through her friendship with SAYL founder Harriet Marmon Helmle while attending First Presbyterian Church.
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A special thank you to the Frankie Casseb Youth Literacy Club for their continued support through a donation of $350 to the SAYL Reading Buddy program.