Welcome

The mission of Literacy Volunteers Ontario - Yates, Inc. (LVOY) is to provide adults the literacy skills needed to reach their full potential as individuals, parents, workers and citizens.

Why We're Successful...

We use highly qualified, committed tutors who are trained in student-centered learning. We provide tutoring that is specifically geared to each student's particular learning style. We set mutual goals that are realistic and attainable. We offer scheduling that is flexible and accommodating for both the student and tutor.

LVOY is an accredited program of ProLiteracy. Find out more about ProLiteracy here...

How We Can Help

We are an organization that focuses on student-centered learning. This means that we match people who have specific needs with a tutor who will work with them for up to two hours a week to reach their goal(s). The tutoring sessions are held at a mutually-agreed upon location where they can meet confidentially to work on the student's goals.

For Corporations and Businesses: If you are in search of entry level employees, you may have noticed that there is a large pool of potential employees who lack their high school diploma or GED or lack English speaking skills. You may also have current employees who would be good candidates for promotion but you are unable to promote them due to their literacy levels or lack of GED. We can help you meet the needs of your company by matching these employees with a tutor to help them work toward their literacy goals!

How You Can Help

"There is no greater joy than teaching an adult to read, to share that excitement when everything comes together for your student."

There are many ways that you can contribute your talents and experience the reward of bringing the gift of literacy to adult learners in Ontario and Yates County.

  • Literacy Volunteer Tutor
  • Office Volunteer
  • Special Event Volunteer
  • Annual/Memorial Giving
  • Planned/Estate Giving
  • Corporate Initiatives
  • Fundraising Opportunitites


LVOY Yates County office suffered damage in the flood in Penn Yan

Thank you to those who generously donated to our flood recovery efforts, we sincerely appreciate your contributions. We are looking forward to re-opening soon!



The Impact of Literacy

Basic Facts about Literacy

Source: ProLiteracy America


News and Events

12th Annual Adult Spelling Bee:
12th Annual Adult Spelling Bee
Sunday, February 9th, 2014

We had a tie for first place!

Canandaigua Medical Group
Canandaigua Medical Group

Hobart William Smith Faculty
Hobart William Smith Faculty

Third Place: Naples Rotary


Martha E

We are proud to announce Martha E. has received her US Citizenship! Way to go Martha!