The Reading Buddy Program, recruits volunteers (Reading Buddies) to work one-on-one with 2nd grade students reading below grade level. Reading Buddies commit to just one hour a week to work with two 2nd grade students (thirty minutes with each student). The staff at San Antonio Youth Literacy (SAYL) provides a 90-minute training that prepares all our Reading Buddies for reading tutoring. We also provide continued support throughout the year, so you never feel like you are in this alone! The school you tutor at will be based on the number of miles you are willing to drive to a neighborhood school and your availability during the day. SAYL always works to place you in a school that is most convenient for you! If you would be interested in joining us in our mission to increase the number of children reading on grade level, we ask that you start by completing our online application and signing up for one of our trainings. Training dates are all listed on our application and we ask that you pick one before you submit the form. Link to the online Reading Buddy Application listed under Ticketing Information.