Young Friends Advisory Board


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What is YFAB?

BeLit’s Young Friends Advisory Board is comprised of literacy allies who share a passion for uplifting their fellow Philadelphians with the transformative power of education.

Through volunteerism and community engagement, YFAB makes meaningful connections and change for striving adults citywide.


Exclusive YFAB volunteer opportunities


Attend quarterly social events


Connect with BeLit's Board through annual board meeting drop-ins


Support BeLit through fundraising and company match

Graduation with family

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YFAB Event Gallery

View a few picture-perfect moments from YFAB’s Sip ‘n Speak breakfast event on Friday, November 17th at the Rothman Rink Winter Cabin!

YFAB guests learned about our mission, volunteer opportunities, and met some of our amazing English Language Learners along with other literacy allies in our region during fast-paced conversation circles. 

Our learners were beyond grateful at the opportunity to practice their speaking skills. If you’re interested in being part of the conversation, consider joining YFAB as an English Conversation Partner, or select from the many volunteer roles available to YFAB members.

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YFAB Membership Opportunities

Short on time? Below are three different ways you can give as a member of YFAB.


Membership Cost: Free
Time Commitment: Volunteer weekly in one of the following positions:

  • Adult Learning Tutor (in-person, 3 hours/week)
  • Class Co-Leader (virtual, 3 hours/week)


Membership Cost: $100
Time Commitment: Volunteer monthly in one of the following positions:

  • Professional Development Mentor (remote, 1-2 hours/month)
  • English Conversation Partner (in-person or remote, 1-2 hours/month)


Membership Cost: $250
Time Commitment: Volunteer once annually in the following position:

  • Student Support Workshop Presenter (1 per year, onsite/remote)
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