Helping Kids Succeed

The YMCA’s literacy program (Y-Literacy) helps struggling readers in grades K-4 gain confidence by increasing their reading comprehension and literacy skills.

We offer free one-on-one tutoring to students who are reading below their grade level. Our curriculum covers all of the essential components of literacy: phonics, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary and writing.

Through our team of volunteer tutors:

  • Y-Literacy serves hundreds of children in the Nashville area
  • 87% of whom have increased their reading level through the program
  • On average, 1000 books are also distributed throughout the community each year

Get started

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