Enhancing lives by Removing Stereotypes and breaking through barriers!
I, Sherry, founder of Y Literacy, am extremely passionate about advocating for people who learn differently!
The goal of Y Literacy is simple: Y Literacy aims to enhance the lives of individuals by helping them to believe in themselves both academically and behaviorally, resulting in an increased sense of belonging and increased self-confidence. Y Literacy strives to help individuals embrace their strengths, having a positive impact on behavior, reading and academic abilities.
I have teaching experience spanning all grade levels, the majority of which has been working with individuals who have struggled either academically and/or behaviorally within the educational setting. I have seen firsthand that all individuals have strengths that can carry them far in life if they choose to embrace them.
I have learned most of what I now know through direct experience. I will never claim to know everything! In fact, I’ve often felt that the more I learn, the less I know for sure… simply because each individual is unique and I constantly recognize how much more there is to learn that will result in everyone learning in a way that allows for the honoring of an individual’s strengths! It is Y Literacy’s sincere desire that this website can provide some insight and help to you and, even more importantly, the individuals we work with!
Why is this named Y Literacy? There are so many reasons behind the name. When Y Literacy was being created, I kept being asked why. I have so many answers to this… because everyone can learn!… because each learning style needs to be honored!… because learning differently does not mean the same as not able to learn!… because it is up to us to discover how to tap into how our kids learn best!… because OUR KIDS ARE WORTH IT!