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What are Outreach Projects?
Our Community Outreach program takes family literacy out of the Family Literacy Centre and into the community. Through this program, YLC staff bring fun, inclusive, and free literacy-based activities to children and families across the Yukon. Whether we’re working in partnership with territorial governments and community organizations, or on independent projects, you’ll find us at culture camps, local cultural events, holiday celebrations, and much more. Supporting all communities in the Yukon is important to us. Our outreach program connects us to all Yukoners, and to the rich tapestry of projects taking place across the territory. Some of our current outreach work includes professional development workshops for childcare workers, providing activities for children and families at large-scale cultural events such as Haa Kusteeyí, The Moosehide Gathering, Carcross Commons openings, and the Adäka Festival and attending culture camps in partnership with local schools and First Nations.
Culture Camps

The Yukon Literacy Coalition is honoured to be able to participate in culture camps and cultural celebrations by First Nation communities around the Yukon. YLC staff come equipped with fun and relevant literacy and essential skills activities for people of all ages to enjoy. It's free and is a fun way to encourage a life-long love of learning. In the past, we’ve attended Kluane First Nation Harvest Camp, The Moosehide Gathering, Kluane Muskrat Camp, Has Ḵusteeyí Celebration and Ta'an Fish Camp.

Book Bike

The ever-popular book bike is a mobile library that we pedal all over town and throughout the territory. The goal is simple: to find new homes for books donated by Yukoners themselves. No due dates! No late fees! We love to watch books get into the hands of readers of all ages.

School-Aged Programs

The YLC partners with the Kwanlin Dün First Nation in their Kenädän Ku (House of Learning) afterschool tutoring program. This program encourages the development of essential skills and positive reading behaviours without mirroring a school environment. It's designed for kids who benefit from additional support in fluid reading practice, vocabulary study, reading comprehension, and learning confidence. Currently, YLC staff engage students in Kids in the Kitchen cooking lessons, where they learn independent cooking skills, kitchen safety, and the power of cooperation.