About Us

Who are Ykids?

Ykids is a Bootle based charity that has run for over 17 years. Ykids works with children, young people and their families; developing individuals who can cope with whatever life throws at them, have plans for the future and and the skills to make their dreams a reality.

So why are we running a literary festival?

Ykids are passionate about changing the lives on the children in and around Bootle, education and especially reading, are really important factors in a child's life. To get it right now, makes things in the future a lot easier.

We have the backing of some great authors and organisations, sharing in that same passion and vision to see children's lives improved through reading and their education.

Here are the stats...

Children most engaged with literacy are three times more likely to have higher levels of mental wellbeing than children who are least engaged (39.4% vs 11.8%)

The Literacy Trust

Bootle is in the bottom 6% in the UK for literacy which can seriously children's mental wellbeing and opportunities. Poorer children fall behind in literacy and earn less in later life.

The Guardian

A 2018 National Literacy Trust study found that children with above expected reading skills are three times more likely to have high levels of mental wellbeing than their peers with below expected reading skills. 

The Literacy Trust

Office Number: 0151 944 2111

Or Email: admin@ykids.co.uk

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98A Linacre Lane, Bootle,

Merseyside, l20 6ES