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 and 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 state organizations out of town, businesses, foundations, and private and anonymous donors to contribute yearly. , Several students have been served and received funding for weekly tutoring over the past years.
Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc. would like to thank our donors, parents, students, family, friends, and volunteers for making the second half of our 2020-2021 school year a great success as well as a remarkable year thus far! Also, thank you to the businesses, organizations, and individuals who contributed to help ICYT continue its mission of improving the academic performance of at-risk, underprivileged youth (PreK-12th Grade) in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area at no cost to their families for the remainder of this school year. ICYT would like to extend special thanks to the following donors: St. Louis Art Museum, Bob's Furniture, CCD Enterprise, LLC, First Watch, Kim Love Productions, LLC, Lowe's of Maplewood, The Magic House, Micro Center, Onetime Supply Co., Oriental Trading Company, Sam's Club, Snarf's Sandwiches, Starbucks Central West End, Starbucks North & South, Straub's, Total Wine & More, Tower Grove Creamery, Walmart Supercenter, Ms. Jacquelyn Adams, Mrs. Pamela Bailey-Jones, Mrs. Pamela Breakall, Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Caprice) Cummings, Mr. and Mrs. Demetrius (Lisa) Davis, Mrs. Sherry Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Archie (Patricia) Desamaro, Mrs. Michal Grace Carr, Mrs. Charolette Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Manning (Chassidy) Greenwood, Ms. Shanieka Jackson, Ms. Karen Johnson, Ms. Alexis Larkin, Ms. Farrah Lunceford, Mrs. Terry Lubbert, Ms. Ruth McCleod, Ms. Tamara McCloud, Mrs. Briona Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel (Kirsten) Petty, Mr. and Mrs. Steve (Izella) Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis (Carla) Thompson, Mrs. Paula Turner, Mrs. Breara Wenzel, Ms. Susan Wenzel, Ms. Carolyn Willams, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie (Therese) Williams, Mrs. Leah Wilson, and Mr. and Mrs. James (Aldine) Woods.
The Spring/Summer raffle winners were as follows:
Grand Prize Winner-Brenton Computer Desk & Chair, HP Officejet Printer, and Laptop-Steve and Izella Simpson
1st Prize Winners-Total Wine & More Wine Class for 20 Guests (4 winners)
Sherry Davis, and Shanieka Jackson, Paula Turner, JT, and Briona Tyus
2nd Prize Winners
Starbucks Gift Collection (2 winners)-Alexis Larkin and Breara Wenzel
Barbecue Grill and Accessories (1 winner)-Terry Lubbert
3rd Prize Winners
Snarf's Sandwiches Gift Card and Snacks (1 winner)-Tamara McCloud
First Watch Gift Cards (1 winner)-James and Aldine Woods
Sam's Club Gift Card (1 winner)-Valeria Tagligni
Straub's (1 winner)-CCD Enterprises, LLC
Sold Most Tickets (1 winner)-Pamela Bailey-Jones
Announcing Raffle Winners on Facebook Live
Sparkplug Foundation, thank you for your support. The monetary stipend received for ICYT's math and language arts program to purchase students' items for hands-on virtual instruction during these trying times of COVID is much appreciated. Without donors such as the Sparkplug Foundation, none of our successful efforts would be made possible.
Aldi Smart Kids Giving Program, thank you for your support. The monetary technology donation for the 2020-2021 school year for Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s program during these trying times of COVID is much appreciated. Without donors such as Aldi's Smart Kid Giving Program, none of our successful efforts would be made possible.
Thanks to all who supported ICYT's online 2020 holiday fundraiser at Zee Bee Market during these continuous trying times of COVID. Also, Zee Bee Market, thank you for hosting this fundraiser for ICYT. We could not do it without your support or the support of our family, friends, and the community at large. ICYT greatly appreciates all your support.
Cardinals Care, thank you for your ongoing support. The monetary stipend and donation of backpacks with supplies for the 2020-2021 school year for Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s program during these trying times of COVID is much appreciated. Without donors such as Cardinals Care, none of our successful efforts would be made possible.
Brown & Crouppen Law Firm Community Outreach Giving Project thank you for donating funds to Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s student supply fund for the 2020-2021 school year for our at-risk, underprivileged under-served socioeconomically disadvantaged youth (PreK-12th Grade) during these trying times of COVID. Without donors such as your law firm's outreach program, none of our successful efforts would be made possible.