Welcome, and thank you for visiting our site! Lit Youth Foundation is in the process of receiving our 501(c)(3) determination. Upon approval, your donation will be tax deductible. Thank you for supporting our mission and we look forward to keeping in touch.
While you are here, be sure to check out our FREE Resources page. Through our blog, parents can find lots of information about the importance of developing strong literacy skills early in life, as well as tips on how learning can be supported at home in relatively quick and easy ways. In addition, we provide links to websites that are fun and engaging for kids.
Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives of children and the communities in which they live, through literacy initiatives that create opportunities for them to see themselves as highly capable thinkers and doers. We seek to strengthen the literacy capacity of every student who completes one of our programs, whether it is to persevere towards meeting or exceeding grade-level benchmarks, or engage with texts and learning tasks that are relevant and useful to the contexts in which they live. Through our highly personalized curricula, we seek to uplift and inspire greatness in early learners, that they will carry for a lifetime.
Our vision is to offer highly personalized and engaging literacy-based programs to young learners that will ultimately lead them to both academic and personal transformation, through which they feel empowered to accomplish their greatest visions for their own lives.
What We Offer
Our literacy tutoring program provides intensive support through customized instruction that is designed to meet the needs of students who are performing below grade level benchmarks in reading. This program particularly strengthens the comprehensive development of foundational skills in all key areas of literacy: reading, writing, phonology, and vocabulary.
Building Literacy and Activist Capacity in Kids’ Habits (B.L.A.C.K. Habits), is a book club that was specifically designed for Black boys, ages 8–12. Over the course of a 6 week period, each cohort is guided through a series of readings and discussions about topics that uniquely affect Black males, using a carefully curated list of age-appropriate books and articles.
Resources and Blog
What Students Say
“Mrs. Hicks, ever since I’ve been working with you, I’ve been getting A’s!“
“Things are starting to make more sense to me. I feel like I’ve improved a lot.”