Announcing The Grandma Alley Fund in Honor of Alice Youngman

LitWorld celebrates and honors the life of Alice Youngman, a dear friend to LitWorld and an extraordinary champion of our work empowering children around the world through the power of literacy and story. To honor her legacy as a lifelong supporter of children’s hopes and dreams, and as a vibrant storyteller, and to ensure that her story continues to impact girls around the world, LitWorld has launched Grandma Alley Fund to support the HerStory Initiative.

We work in close and trusting partnerships with locally based, grassroots organizations to build sustainable outcomes for young people around the world. The HerStory Initiative improves and inspires the lives of girls through a focus on storytelling, literacy, and mentorship.

Through the HerStory Initiative, LitWorld and our partner Global G.L.O.W. have created a powerful model for change that supports girls’ academic and emotional well-being while boosting resilience and literacy skills. Our HerStory programs bring girls and women leaders together for literacy empowerment workshops and full day community retreats, and create strong networks across the globe through online story-sharing and mentorship.

We proudly accept gifts in Alice’s memory to nurture and grow the HerStory Initiative through the Grandma Alley Fund. Together we will make sure many more girls can open their worlds and expand their futures with the power of literacy. If you would like to make a contribution, visit We are grateful for your gift of any size.