York County Literacy Council (YCLC)

We provide a variety of classes for adults in York County who are unable to read, who want to get their High School Equivalency Certificate, and for adults who want to learn English. Read about our programs here.


Want to be a CNA? 

Click here to learn how you can get ready with YCLC’s Pre-Clinical Nurse Aide Training! To complete the Initial Contact Form to be registered for orientation, click here.



We have GED classes to instruct students as they work to pass their GED/HISET exam.

Beginning in May 2017, the York County Literacy Council extends its services to become the HiSET® High School Equivalency (paper-based) test site in York County. To register for testing or for more information about HiSET visit www.hiset.ets.org

Health literacy, computer literacy, financial literacy and workplace literacy is also taught in classes and through workshops. We also train volunteer tutors to provide one-to-one literacy training for adult students. We teach both native born adults as well as English as a Second Language Students.  It is estimated there are approximately 40,000 adults in York County who are functionally illiterate. YCLC services are free and confidential.



Interested in helping our mission?

Click here to learn about ways you can help your community!


Read the latest news from YCLC

Congratulations to all Buck A Book® Students

Posted on April 22, 2015
Category: Buck A Book
Students from York County Schools have been reading for Buck A Book Reading Program 2016.  This year Isaac’s Famous Grilled Sandwiches came with us for school assemblies.  Students learned about the National Bird-Feeding Month and the Great Backyard Bird Count. Read More >

Building a Stronger Community

Posted on September 18, 2014
Category: Adult Reading, ESL
We were proud to recognize our students’ achievements at our 2013 Annual Event.  Families and friends came to celebrate!  Thirty-two students achieved their GED and twenty-six students received their U.S. Citizenship.  Providing an opportunity for adults to capture the education theyRead More >

Celebrate Success

Posted on April 25, 2013
Category: Adult Reading, ESL
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