YMCA of Greater St. Louis


YMCA of Greater St. Louis

YMCA Community Literacy


Unlock the power of literacy

YMCA Community Literacy is committed to nurturing the potential of everyone in our community, especially those who struggle with reading, writing, and English language skills. Y Literacy provides supportive and enriching experiences for the youth and adults in our programs. The volunteer tutors we match with our students are positive role models determined to help their students grow. We are very proud of our programs and appreciate those who support us. For more information contact Y Literacy at 314.776.7102.

Turning Dreams Into Reality

Yvonne found Y Literacy while attending adult education and literacy classes through St. Louis Public Schools.  She credits the program and her teacher with encouraging her to not give up.  “I felt it was so personal the love and encouragement. I just think the environment and even my peers that went through the class with me. It was a really good support  system.”

Yvonne received her High School Equivalency in July 2011 and began courses at Forest Park Community College in the Hospitality Program, she has two more semesters and she will graduate with her associates.  “After getting my GED, I feel I can do anything, get my Associates, then a Bachelor’s, and maybe even a Master’s .”


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