Our call for action: Let's end illiteracy in Canada!

Children growing up with low literacy skills struggle in silence and are hindered
from learning and understanding information essential to daily life.
Sage Youth empowers its students to realize their full potential through
its unique literacy and mentoring programs.

We ENVISION an end to illiteracy

Sage Youth - Jeunesse Sage is a non-profit corporation and a registered charity that was established in 1992. In 2015, Sage Youth merged with our national sister charity, The Excellence in Literacy Foundation (ELF), continuing as the Sage Youth Programs under the ELF banner. More information about The ELF Sage Youth Programs can be found on this website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We EMPOWER our students to realize their full potential
Our proven, inexpensive, effective and efficient methods used within our programs encourage our students to be literate, confident, and contributing members in the community. We serve:

  • homeless refugee children aged 5 to 18, newly arrived to Canada from countries impacted by famine, war and genocide
  • high school students, aged 14 to 21, with a wide range of learning exceptionalities
  • children and youth, aged 5 to 21, from low-income and new Canadian communities
  • homeless and street-involved youth, aged 16 to 25

We ENGAGE the community
The Excellence in Literacy Foundation (ELF) provides volunteers, community leaders and educators with literacy teaching tools and training they need to quickly and effectively teach literacy to their students. The Sage Youth Program is the model that the ELF follows.

Read more about how the Sage Youth Program is making an impact on increasing literacy in Canada.

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