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?

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Read the latest news from YCLC

Rebecca is on her way to success!

Posted on February 29, 2016
Category: Adult Reading
My name is Rebecca and I recently decided to get my GED so I would be able to get hired into the company that I am working for as a temp. I contacted the York County Literacy Council for helpRead More >

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!  Read More >

The Next Step Program

Posted on September 10, 2015
Category: Next Step
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 for job obtainment, continuing education, attaining citizenship, other referral services and creating aRead More >