York County Literacy Council (YCLC)

York County Literacy provides classes for adults in York County, who are not able to read, write, perform basic math functions, speak and comprehend English. Instruction ranges from pre-literate to preparing to pass GED/HiSet® exam and for those seeking to earn their High School Equivalency credential in the state of Pennsylvania. Health literacy, computer literacy, financial literacy and workplace literacy are also taught in classes and through workshops.

York County Literacy Council trains volunteer tutors to provide one-to-one literacy tutoring to adult students. YCLC works with both native born and English as a Second Language Students.

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

It is estimated there are approximately 40,000 adults in York County who are functionally illiterate. YCLC services are free and confidential.  Read more about our programs here.


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Read the latest news from YCLC

Congratulations Mr. GED!

Posted on February 23, 2016

Category: Adult Reading

Former YCLC student, Curtis, proudly shows off his well-earned GED! Thanks to you for helping Curtis make it happen!  

The Next Step Program

Posted on September 10, 2015

Category: Next Step

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The Next Step YCLC program is helping current and former YCLC students with their “next step” in finding employment or entering higher education. Services include; finding resources

Congratulations to all Buck A Book® Students

Posted on April 22, 2015

Category: Buck A Book

Mazie Gable vocal permission will also emailStudents 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