Youth Readers

Youth Readers are another tool in making literacy accessible for young children and their families. As an asset, it is easier for youth to create an environment in their home and community, where books are readily available to young children and their family, especially West African immigrants.  Youth readers, who read to their younger siblings strengthen the relationship between themselves and their brother or sister. When Youth readers read to children in the community, youth readers serve as a mentor, tutor and connector allowing young children in the community to explore a wide variety of books. This promotes the love of reading and ensures that literacy is accessible. Youth readers model the joy of learning, strengthening the attention span of young children by engaging their curiosity, and making reading a fundamental part of minimizing illiteracy in families, especially younger children. All youth readers are given an allowance at the end of each month.

If you are interested in being a youth reader (13 to 17 years old)