Building Strong Readers

Y-Literacy helps struggling readers in grades K-5 gain confidence by increasing their reading comprehension and literacy skills. We offer weekly free one-on-one tutoring to students who are reading below their grade level. Our curriculum covers the essential components of literacy: phonics, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and sight-word recognition. Y-Literacy currently meets virtually via Zoom.

Program Components

The Y-Literacy curriculum is designed to engage students in a 1-on-1 format. Each lesson lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Students will receive tutoring in correspondence to their individual reading level.

Along with reading, students will practice comprehension, fluency, sight words, vocabulary, and other grade level phonics and grammar skills!

Open to students K-5 across Middle Tennessee

Literacy Centers can distribute books and resources in English and Spanish throughout the year. Please let your director know if your student needs access to books at home to read.

Get started

For more information on participating in or volunteering with Y-Literacy, please email