Your monetary donation will support children’s literacy programs in Alberta. YABS inspires children to read and write by sending children’s book authors and illustrators into classrooms and libraries to spark their imaginations and get them excited about literacy. Why is literacy so important? Strong literacy skills provide a solid foundation for lifelong learning. Low literacy levels are linked to poverty, crime, poor health, unemployment and low quality of life. Alberta’s children deserve a bright future. With your donation, YABS will continue to help Alberta’s children and youth on the path to learning and success.
Your donation also supports Alberta’s children’s literary arts.
YABS supports and promotes Albertan authors, illustrators and storytellers through our online artist directory, educational workshops/seminars, literary arts festival, literacy programs and booking/referral program. Also, our ever-growing Alberta Collection which serves both as an archive of Albertan artists and as a lending library available to educators, student teachers, and student librarians