At the end of 2014, the award-winning student leadership and service program Leer y Crecer (Read & Grow) at the American School of Puerto Vallarta (ASPV) received another personal delivery of funding from the Rotary Club of Invermere, British Columbia, Canada.

The Canadian Rotary Club partnered with the Bay of Banderas and International Rotary Clubs in 2005 to help found Leer y Crecer with the National Honor Society chapter at ASPV. The group is composed of Mexican and foreign high school students who are trained in and maintain the highest levels of scholarship, service, leadership, and character in their community. 
The mission of the Leer y Crecer program is to spread the joy of reading by supporting public and rural CONAFE school libraries and offering teacher workshops in reading advocacy and strategies. The workshops are offered by Mstra. Kyliel Casillas, Spanish language and literature teacher at the American School of Puerto Vallarta and the Preparatoria Jacobo. Casillas is also a well-known promotora de lectura in our community and a poet, author of Festejo de Madrugada, Papalotzi Ed.
Over the past ten years, and with the continual support from Invermere's Rotary Club, Leer y Crecer has been able to serve over 50 schools in Puerto Vallarta, the Bay of Banderas, Cabo Corrientes, and Tomatlán, reaching over 12,000 children in our community.