American Youth Literacy Foundation

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

We provide free tutoring at locations throughout Montgomery County,PAandBurlington, Mercer andCamden County,NJ. We work in association with local YMCA’s, public libraries and other non-profit organizations.  Click on the map (left) to see some of the elementary schools and libraries where we teach, some of the YMCA’s we are affiliated with and some of the colleges and high schools that our tutors attend

Any high school or college undergrad student who is interested in becoming a tutor can visit our website at  A 16 hour online training requirement applies.