Our mission is to empower kids to outsmart poverty by helping them fall in love with reading by the 4th grade!
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Traveling Stories is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that empowers children to outsmart poverty by equipping them with literacy and money management skills. Founded in 2010, Traveling Stories has 16 programs worldwide and a global impact of 6,000 children every year. To learn more or get involved, contact us now.
We do that with weekly popup StoryTents. Kids visit the StoryTent, pick out books and then read with a volunteer. They earn Book Bucks for reading, which they can spend on prizes. Kids are becoming confident readers and they’re also learning basic money management skills.
Director of Operations & Marketing
“Traveling Stories provides a fresh approach to promoting literacy, they’re experts at making reading fun!”
— Edward Condon, Senior Director,
Professional Development Services, at NHSA
Forbes Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in San Diego | 2012
ABC10 News | Leadership Award | 2014
eWomen Foundation | Emerging Leader Finalist | 2015
San Diego Business Journal | Women Who Mean Business – Finalist | 2015
National Book Foundation | Innovations in Reading Prize Honorable Mention | 2016
Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce | HELPS Outstanding & Dedicated Service to Children of our Community | 2016
San Diego Council on Literacy | Recognition | 2016
International Literacy Association | Exemplary Service in Promotion of Literacy | 2017
County of San Diego | Proclaimed February 25 “Traveling Stories Live Well San Diego Day” | 2017
Center for Wealth & Legacy | Inspiration Award Nominee | 2017
Senate | Outstanding Community Service | 2017 & 2018
Imperial Beach Farmers’ Market
5:00 to 7:00 pm
City Heights Farmers’ Market
8:45 am to 12:00 pm
Vista Farmers’ Market
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
El Cajon Parkway Plaza
1:00 to 3:00 pm
La Mesa Grossmont Shopping Center
1:00 to 3:00 pm
“They are different, dynamic, and loud! Their youthful team of literacy advocates is just we need: Modern day, can-do, technology-savvy activist and promoters using every tool in their reach to get the word out about the importance of reading, books, reading to children, and reading with children.
Traveling Stories is responding to modern living at that same that it is helping the neediest of young residents keep up with a world that sometimes moves too fast and forgets to include them.”
— Jose Cruz, CEO San Diego Council on Literacy