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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.

Volunteer with YMCA Community Development

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. 

Click here to see how you can volunteer. Download our New Tutor Packet from this link to take the first step in changing someone's life by helping them learn to read.

For more information on how to get involved: contact Jeff at jeff.hood@gwrymca.org or call 314.776.7102.

We also provide regular training for new tutors. Our upcoming tutor training is:

  • Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 9am to 3:00pm

Our office is located at:

Historic Carondelet YMCA
600 Loughborough Ave. St. Louis, MO  63111

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.

Science Gone Mad - Engages middle school students in 12-week STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) units.  Students improve their science and math skills while working in cooperative groups to solve everyday problems.  

Power Scholars Academy – A five-week Summer program engages students in Reading and Math classes in the morning, followed by enrichment/elective classes in the afternoon for incoming 4th-6th graders. Click HERE for more information. The program is FULL for Summer 2017, email jeff.hood@gwrymca.org to be placed on our waiting list. 

YMCA Community Literacy invites you to attend our upcoming events in 2017.

  • July 15 - New Tutor Training at 600 Loughborough Ave. 63111
  • August 18-22 - 39th Annual YMCA Book Fair at Queeny Park

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