Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc. (ICYT) is a non-profit tutorial business located in the City of St. Louis, Missouri established in 2005. ICYT provides individualized one-on-one tutoring services to youth (PreK-12th grade), particularly those who are at-risk, underprivileged, and under-served. All services provided during the school day ('push-in program') and after school ('pull-out program')-wherever it is convenient for a student and their family (e.g., school, library, church, daycare, community center, etc.) to meet.
90% of the student population ICYT serves live below the poverty level, behind academically, and have parents and/or guardians that are poorly educated and work low paying jobs. So, expecting these students and their families to seek out private tutoring services and be able to pay is unthinkable, yet they desperately need and deserve these services.
ICYT and its executive director, Marsha McCleod believe ALL students, no matter who they are or where they attend school should be given every opportunity to achieve and experience quality education as well as academic success within the educational realm. Therefore, Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc. established its “Blocks to Books” scholarship fund and obtain its 501 (c)(3) status in 2007, so students and their families would be able to receive tutoring services, at no cost to them.
Lastly, ICYT receives its funding by seeking local and out of state organizations, businesses, foundations, as well as private and anonymous donors to contribute on a yearly basis. Over the past years 100+ students have been served and able to receive funding for weekly tutoring.
Fall/Winter Raffle Donors and Supporters Thank You!!!
Thank you to everyone who supported Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s (ICYT) Blocks to Books Scholarship Fall/Winter Raffle this month. Also, a special thank you to the following supporters that gave monetarily and donated items to the raffle: Apex Metal Finishing Dependability (Mr. Terry Larson, Bob's Furniture, Ms. Margaret Dellacroce, Dewey's Pizza University City, First Watch, The Fountain On Locust, Gateway Arch, The Home Depot Hanley Road & 40, Hermann Hills (The Greenman Family), (Mr.) Kim Love, Kim Love Productions, LLC, Lowe's Home Improvement of Maplewood, Office Depot Lindell Market, Olive Garden, Saint Louis Blues, Sam's Club, Snarf's Sandwiches SLU, Southtown Starbucks Coffee Company, Delmar North and South Starbucks Coffee Company, Straub's, Trail Lodge Bed and Breakfast, Total Wine and More, Walmart Supercenter of Maplewood, and Ms. Susan Wenzel.
The winners of the Fall/Winter Raffle are as follows:
Grand Prize-The Click Family (HP Laptop, Brenton Computer Desk, Jancy Student Desk Chair, and Epson Workforce Pro Printer)
1st Place Prize Winners: Ms. Gabrielle Watson (Michael Kors Designer Purse), Ms. Steffanie Green (Trail Lodge Bed & Breakfast), Ms. Janus Garrison (Bob's Furniture $100.00 Gift Card, Ms. Almarie Nesbitt (Walmart $100.00 Gift Card)
2nd Place Prize Winners-Ms. Margaret Dellacroce (Starbuck's Gift Collection: Coffee, Ceramic Coffee Cup, KitchenAid Coffee Grinder and $25.00 Gift Card valued @ $85.00), Mr. Fred Urmani (St. Louis Blues Ticket valued at $78.00), Ms. Kaye Massey (Snarf's Gift Collection: T-shirt, Famous Hot Peppers and $25.00 Gift Card valued @ $55.00)
3rd Place Prize Winners-Ms. Marclene, Mr. Steve Simpson, Ms. Ybette Tabb and Ronnie Williams (Starbuck's Gift Collection: Coffee, Reusable Coffee Cups, and KitchenAid Coffee Grinder @ $40.00)
Bonus Prize Winner 1: Ms. Susan Wenzel (First Watch)
Bonus Prize Winner 2: Ms. McCleod (Dewey's Pizza)
Bonus Prize Winner 3: Ms. Corionna Phipps (Olive Garden)
Bonus Prize Winner 4: Mr. Reginald Phipps and Ms. Latisha O'Neal (Straub's)
Lastly, thank you to Kim Love Productions, LLC, for photographing our event.
Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s
Biennial Blocks to Books Dinner Auction
August 14, 2020