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 Spring/Summer Raffle
Thank you to everyone who supported Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s (ICYT) Blocks to Books Scholarship Spring/Summer Raffle this month. A special thank you to the following supporters that donated items for ICYT's raffle: The Fabulous Fox, Hermann Hill, Hot Box Cookies-Central West End, Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company, Kim Love Productions, LLC, Olive Garden (Ruth McCleod), Saint Louis Art Museum, Snarf's Sandwiches, Starbucks Coffee (Kim Love), The Magic House, Total Wine and More and Maplewood Walmart Supercenter.
Scroll down to see our 2018-2019 Spring/Summer Raffle winners.
Grand Prize Winner: Ms. Melanie Chambers (Hermann Hill Inn & Spa)
1st Prize: Mr. and Mrs. Manning Greenwood (Total Wine & Wine Class for 20 Guests)
2nd Prize Winners: Mr. and Mrs. Derrin Jones (The Fabulous Fox)-not pictured, Mrs. Yvette Tabb (Kim Love Productions, LLC Photo Shoot Certificate), Mr. and Mrs. Terry Harrisonand Family (Saint Louis Art Museum) and Mrs. Janus Garrison (Starbucks Coffee Gift Card)
3rd Prize Winners: Mr. Segrid Cobb (Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company Gift Card), Mr. and Mrs. Brian Russell (The Magic House Certificates) and
Mr. James Tatum (Olive Garden Gift Card-not pictured)
Bonus Gift Winner 1: Mr. and Mrs. James Woods (Hermann Hill Inn & Spa)
Bonus Gift Winner 2: Mr. Carl Royston (Total Wine & More for 20 Guests)
Bonus Gift Winner 3: Ms. Barbara Robinson (Walmart Supercenter Gift Card)
Bonus Gift Winner 4: Ms. Shakari McCotrell (Walmart Supercenter Gift Card)-not pictured
Bonus Gift Winner 5: Mrs. Jamika Ransom (Snarf's Gift Card Set and Hot Box Cookies Stocking Stuffers)
Lastly, thank you to Kim Love Productions, LLC for photographing our event.