We ENVISION an end to illiteracy
We EMPOWER our students to realize their full potential

Our proven, effective methods are used within our directly-delivered Ottawa programs. ELF program participants are encouraged to be confident, literate, joyful, and contributing members of their community. We serve:

  • homeless refugee children, newly arrived to Canada from countries impacted by famine, war, and genocide
  • high school students, with a wide range of learning exceptionalities
  • homeless and street-involved youth
  • We ENGAGE the community

    The Sage Youth programs, under the Excellence in Literacy Foundation (ELF), provide volunteers, community leaders, and educators with literacy teaching tools and training they need to quickly and effectively teach literacy. The Sage Youth program is the model that the ELF follows.