American Youth Literacy Foundation

 

The mission of the American Youth Literacy Foundation is to help all American children become literate before they reach the end of 5th grade by providing simple, phonics-based tools and reading curricula, together with training and support, to parents, teachers, tutors and organizations that work directly with students in need.

In support of our mission, Youth Lit develops and directs free after school tutoring programs in association with public libraries, YMCAs and other community outreach organizations.  Most of our tutors are high school student volunteers who are earning community service credits while making a valuable contribution to their communities

In 2011 we provide free tutoring at locations throughoutMontgomery County,PAandBurlington, Mercer andCamden County,NJ. We work in association with local YMCA’s, public libraries and other non-profit organizations.  Click on the map (left) to see some of the elementary schools and libraries where we teach, some of the YMCA’s we are affiliated with and some of the colleges and high schools that our tutors attend

Any high school or college undergrad student who is interested in becoming a tutor can visit our website at www.YouthLit.org.  A 16 hour online training requirement applies.

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BookMates

BookMates, the interfaith literacy program of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey and the Catholic Jewish Commission, seeks adult volunteer reading mentors to spend one hour per week during the school day reading on a one-to-one basis with at-risk students in grades K-2 in Camden and Willingboro. For additional information or to register for a training session, call 856-751-9500, ext. 1143 . http://www.jfedsnj.org/page.aspx?id=182174. http://www.jfedsnj.org/page.aspx?id=182174