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American Youth Literacy Foundation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy



Organization Information

Mission Statement

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, YMCA's and other community outreach organizations. Most of our tutors are high school and college student volunteers who are earning community service credits while making a valuable contribution to their communities.


Would you recommend American Youth Literacy Foundation?
4 reviews Write a review
by Molly Z. (February 3, 2021)
Very welcoming and open to suggestions. AYLF is dedicated to teaching children how to read through their app. Are looking for people with different skill sets and experiance.
by Susan S. from Henderson, NV (June 6, 2020)
Any organization that wants to help children read is always a good way to help. So many children need help with reading that it’s nice ifpeople can reach out there and help them ,and I’d like to be one of those people.
by Lorena M. (January 5, 2019)
This is a great way to interact with students, and to improve their education in a very engaging way. The program mimics the school-year schedule. In that regard, it is pretty flexible. I would totally recommend for anyone who interested to join this great effort of education!

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