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Online Professional Learning and
Technical Assistance for
21st Century Community Learning Centers


Introduction to Literacy

Learn how literacy is a critical component of all other subject areas. Understand the knowledge and skills that comprise literacy in the 21st Century, and learn to incorporate literacy everywhere in your program.

Implementation Strategies

Find strategies to move literacy into practice, including assessing student needs and implementing a variety of engaging, age-appropriate and research-based activities.

Coaching My Staff

Learn how to effectively support staff using exemplary literacy-training materials and strategies for team building and making connections with schools and community resources.


Find ready-to-go, customizable tools that can assist you in planning, implementing and assessing your projects.

My Notebook


The Notebook is a useful way to jot down notes as you go through the various topics available on the You For Youth website. If you'd like to use the notebook, please sign in if you already have an account or register now to join the Y4Y community!