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What is Leaders of Literacy?

Thank you for your interest in Y-Serve’s Leaders of Literacy program! We volunteer by reading with students at local elementary schools. It’s fun! And you will play a significant role in helping the kids improve their literacy skills.

How do I get involved?

TREESIDE: Help students who attend Treeside Charter School in Provo. We meet each Tuesday at 2:10 PM at the Wilkinson Center round-about to carpool there, and we get back by 3:30pm.

Click here to join the GroupMe chat for reminders/updates about volunteer opportunities!

*A background check is required to volunteer at Treeside. Please reach out via email ( to start the process before volunteering.

NORTHRIDGE ELEMENTARY: This group will volunteer Tuesdays and Thursdays (if volunteers can only do one day, that's fine) from 11:00am-12:20pm. Before volunteering, please fill out this background check form from the school. If you have questions, please check in with Tyler Whipple or Garrett Poyfair (contact info on the 'Contact Us' tab).

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Volunteer Commitment:

If you are planning to volunteer at Treeside, volunteers are asked to commit to at least one semester. Other opportunities are flexible to your schedule and needs.


Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before you begin working with the children.


Available by email at

Kyle DeWitt, Executive Director

(208) 819-9163
Office Hour: Mondays 12:30-1:30 PM

Tyler Whipple

(208) 571-9132

Amanda Bywater

(801) 349-8701

Marian Janis

(801) 560-4648

Sarah James

(801) 702-7071