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"But I have seen that where there is a caring person reading to children in a community, children learn to read and discover the joy of reading," she said. "Reading Village opens up the world to these children."
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Reading Village provides leadership training to teens, who then lead reading activities for children in their communities. The program also provides scholarships to teens to pay for public school registration, books, transportation, uniforms and supplies.
Katie Doyle Myers and her son, Finn, 4, read books at Heritage Park in Louisville on Wednesday. The pair will be reading 100 books Saturday to raise money for Reading Village, a Boulder nonprofit that promotes literacy in Guatemala. (Cliff Grassmick / Camera)
Doyle Myers, who works for the Philanthropiece Foundation, said she talked to Finn about how not all kids have books or someone to read to them. When asked if hes looking forward to Saturdays reading marathon, his answer was a resounding "yes."
"Im always trying to come up with service activities that we can do together," Doyle Myers said. "It always seems to me that he can read for hours."
Reading Village founder Linda Smith said the organization works in rural, Mayan communities where books are scarce, most adults are illiterate and the educational system is broken.
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Shes planning to read 100 books, heavy on the super hero stories, to Finn on Saturday at various locations around Louisville. People also can sponsor the pair, donating 5 cents to 25 cents a book.
She said she chose Reading Village as the beneficiary because the organization is "so directly related to reading and literacy."
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her son asked her what it would be like to read 100 books in a day, she decided to turn that idea into a way to raise money for a Boulder nonprofit called Reading Village. Reading Village promotes literacy in Guatemala.
Doyle Myers said shes encouraging others to organize their own 100 book day and donate to local charities.
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