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Youth & Teens

Youth & Teens


YMCA Literacy Program

Helping Kids Succeed

The YMCA’s literacy program helps kids gain confidence and improve their grades by increasing their reading comprehension and literacy skills.

The YMCA’s literacy program helps struggling readers in our community develop the literacy skills they need to succeed in life.

Y-Literacy offers free one-on-one reading tutoring to students grades K-4 who are reading below grade level. Our curriculum covers all of the essential components of literacy: phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. Our literacy program and its team of volunteer tutors have:

  • Provided free reading tutoring assistance to hundreds of children in the Nashville area
  • 87% of students served in the program increased their reading level
  • On average, 1,000 books are distributed throughout the community every year

Get started

For more information on participating in or volunteering with Y-Literacy, contact the Program Director at one of the sites below.

Find Y-Literacy Programs

YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Association Office
1000 Church St.
Nashville, TN 37203
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