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 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.
Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s Blocks to Books Spring/Summer Raffle Donation Requests
January 1, 2019-February 28, 2019
Friday, March 1, 2019-Friday, March 29, 2019
Drawing Held Saturday, March 30, 2019
Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s Blocks to Books Scholarship Fall/Winter Raffle Drawing
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 donated items for ICYT's raffle: AMC Cares: AMC Theatres West Olive 16, Dewey's Pizza University City, Domino's Pizza, The Fountain On Locust, Gateway Arch, The Home Depot of Maplewood, Hot Box Cookies-Central West End, Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company, Lowe's Home Improvement of Maplewood, Micro Center, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Office Depot, Randall's Wine & Spirits, The Rep: Repertory Theatre, Maplewood Sam's Club, Snarf's Sandwiches SLU, Central West End” Starbucks Coffee Company, Delmar North and South Starbucks Coffee Company, STL Symphony, Straub's, and Maplewood Walmart Supercenter.
The winners of the Fall/Winter Raffle are as follows:
1st Prize (Lake Point Collection Computer Desk, Birklee Computer Chair, HP Officejet Pro Printer, 3-Quart Nuwave Airfryer, and Duraflame Infrared Heater valued @ $800.00)-Pursue Church
2nd Prize (Gift Card Collection valued @ $500.00)-Sally Plank
3rd Prize (Starbucks Coffee, Coffee Mugs, Drinkware and Gift Card, valued @ $100.00)-Tom Kopp
Lastly, thank you to Kim Love Productions, LLC for photographing our event.
1st Prize Winner Pursue Church (Pastor Keith Kisart and Lady Valeria Kisart)
2nd Prize Winner Sally Plank with Marsha McCleod (Executive Director) and Susan Wenzel (Board Member)
3rd Prize Winner Tom Kopp with Marsha McCleod (Executive Director)