Lives For Literacy is a volunteer youth-led not-for-profit organization on a mission to eliminate illiteracy in Canada and abroad.
We support over 800+ youth, a multitude of educators as well as Elders and seniors across the world.
To ensure that youth everywhere have the opportunity to acquire literacy skills that help them reach their full potential academically and economically.
A world where youth have access to education that is affordable, accessible and continuously available and that they are empowered to contribute to their own development, their communities and countries at large as tomorrow’s leaders.
1. Include and respect diverse youth voices through equity, inclusion and accessibility
2. Empower and consult both learners, and educators in Canada and abroad
3. Foster national partnership and collaboration with other youth organizations
Our Founding Story
Lives For Literacy (L4L) was launched in 2020 by Yasmin Farah Peer, a World Literacy Foundation Ambassador from Quebec, Canada. After noticing the lack of literacy skills and resources for marginalized communities during the pandemic, she connected with fellow Ambassadors across the country and started a movement of students, youth and young professionals.
Are you passionate about Lives For Literacy? Would you like to represent the organization in your community? This is a local-manufactured T-Shirt supporting BIPOC businesses especially during difficult times in Canada. Please note the T-shirts are UNISEX and available to all. Do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org with Sizes and additional questions.