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.
Donations Needed!!! (e.g., gift cards, certificates, electronics, weekend getaways, concert tickets, season tickets) for Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s Blocks to Books Scholarship Raffle Fundraisers for the 2018-2019 School Year
Items for the fall/winter raffle needed on or before Friday, November 30, 2018, and items for the spring/summer raffle needed on or before Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
All proceeds will benefit Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s scholarship program for at-risk underprivileged under-served youth (PreK-12th Grade) in the Greater Metropolitan St. Louis Area (see flyer above).
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The Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s (ICYT) family is extremely excited to have been chosen as a recipient of this year's Cardinal Cares grant. The donation will allow ICYT to update its educational math assessment materials and math supplies which will suffice for several years. Indeed, ICYT is so thankful for its contribution. The Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc. staff and students are going to enjoy having new assessment materials tremendously. Thank you so much! Also, thank you to Kim Love Productions for the photographs.