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YMCA Community Literacy

The Y is committed to nurturing the potential of everyone in our community. To that end, we offer tutoring programs for youth and adults who struggle with reading, writing and English language skills.

Our programs provide enriching and supportive educational experiences to the participants. While our programs are based on the unique needs of our students and tutors, they all have one thing in common: the people. Our volunteers, donors and staff are all dedicated to helping others learn, grow and thrive.

Programs offered include:

YRead – Free one-on-one reading tutoring to help children and teens become more confident readers.

Literacy Council – Free one-on-one and small group basic literacy and English language tutoring to help adults reach their potential.

Beginning Babies with Books – Parent education workshops and book distributions to help parents build at-home libraries for their children and become more confident in their parenting skills.

Learning Labs – Cooperative small group instruction in reading or math, so youth can strengthen their skills and build connections with others.

Volunteer with Y Literacy

The Y is committed every day to social responsibility – helping people better their lives.  Improving literacy skills not only affects the individual, but it will improve the lives of their families for generations to come.  Volunteer opportunities range from office assistant and board member to reading tutor, instructor or literacy advocate.

We also provide regular training for new tutors. Our upcoming trainings are:

  • Saturday, November 8, 9am to 3pm

Our office is located at:

2635 Gravois Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118