Youth Teaching Adults is a free introductory digital literacy program for adult learners, led by youth volunteer-tutors. The program encourages youth to develop their leadership skills through teaching and helps adults increase their digital literacy skills.

Teenage Granddaughter Showing Grandfather How To Use Mobile PhoneYouth Teaching Adults works best in a one-on-one workshop setting either in person or virtual, however there are also several resources for individual learners who want to learn on their own. Browse our lesson plans for learning at home.

For organizations that want to run a workshop, we provide several facilitator resources. Workshop materials are written at a literacy level 2 (grade 6-8 reading level) and use Clear Language and Design (CLAD). The program is highly flexible and adult learners choose what they want to learn. All workshop materials are available online and can be adapted according to the needs of individual groups. With over 50 lesson plans to choose from, adults can learn how to use social media, navigate a smartphone or set up email. Browse our resources for hosting a workshop.

Youth Empowering Parents

The program is a collaboration between ABC Life Literacy Canada (ABC) and Youth Empowering Parents (YEP). The two organizations have come together to develop resources and bring the program to underserved communities across Canada.

With funding from Canada

This project has been partly funded by the Government of Canada through the Digital Literacy Exchange Program.

Browse our resources for workshops

Browse our resources for learning at home


“I am glad to host this program and I am sure it will be a success.” – Facilitator

“I believe this program will give them [the learners] confidence and independence, it will make their life much easier.” – Facilitator

“A lot of our clientele live alone and are not familiar with using phones or computers, so having a space for them to talk and explore new things was incredible!” – Facilitator

Contact our team for more info