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Youth Literacy Tutors Needed

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ORGANIZATION: Literacy Together (formerly Literacy Council of Buncombe County)

  • 53 people are interested

The Youth Literacy Program seeks tutors to meet with students K-5 twice weekly for 50 minutes, between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm. The Youth Literacy Program works with two after-school programs primarily serving Black youth. The two locations are in Asheville.

Youth Literacy tutors work with children from low-income families who read, write, and spell below their grade level. Tutors in this program complete an initial training, which includes some pre-course work and homework (short articles to read, short videos to watch). They then receive follow-up support and the option to attend in-service training throughout their tutoring commitment. Youth Literacy tutors commit to working with their students for at least one school year.

Here you can read more about this program: https://lit-together.org/programs/youth-literacy/

This video portrays two YL students and their tutor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y6PFFxXdqg.

Please follow this link to volunteer with us: https://litcouncil.com/volunteer-roles/become-a-volunteer/

You can also send us an email at Laura@lit-together.org.

Testimonials from people who participated in the orientation meetings:

"I loved the stories that were shared of how volunteers enhanced the lives of adults and children through tutoring. I am excited to contribute to developing children’s literary skills, as I am passionate about literature. ~ Lauren

"I was surprised to learn about the number of people in Buncombe County who cannot read." Carol "I was surprised by many of the statistics about literacy rates and had not considered just how strongly literacy is linked to poverty and family history. All the more eager to help!" ~Karen "The statistics shown were very important, especially about gaps in literacy levels between black and white students." ~ Nadia " I did not know that you could volunteer internationally. That is great!" ~ Eric


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About Literacy Together (formerly Literacy Council of Buncombe County)


31 College St., Building B. Suite 221, Asheville, NC 28801, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to transform lives and communities through the power of literacy. Our vision is a just and equitable community in which literacy is accessible and achievable for all.


Literacy Together (formerly The Literacy Council of Buncombe County) was created in 1986 as a merger of two leading adult literacy organizations - Altrusa of Asheville and the Asheville-Buncombe Literacy Council. Since our beginning 35 years ago, we have continued to grow programming and expand our reach to meet the literacy and English language needs of people of all ages in Buncombe County.

Please take five minutes to watch our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWZNYZVkmO0. Thanks!


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


31 College PlaceSuite B-221Asheville, NC 28801


  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • English




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15 hours of training
  • Youth Literacy tutors commit to working with their students for at least one school year.

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