Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc. (ICYT) is a non-profit independent tutorial business located in the City of St. Louis, Missouri, that has been serving the youth of Greater Metropolitan St. Louis since April 2005 and obtained its 501(c)(3) status in 2007 and has served 100+ students ranging from PreK-12th grade. ICYT specializes in educating, instructing, supporting, and advocating for students and parents/guardians in the educational community. Also, it specializes in individualized tutoring for at-risk, underprivileged under-served students who cannot afford such services yet need individualized academic tutoring in and out of the classroom (particularly inner-city African-Americans working below grade level). This is accomplished by developing and implementing individualized tutorial learning plans and providing one-on-one tutoring 1-5 days a week for 1 hour in the academic areas of Readiness Skills, Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Spelling), Math, and other subjects as needed. In addition, services are provided for GED instruction, ACT Prep, and temporary 'sick care" schooling for students up to 12th grade. All these services are provided during the school day ('push-in program') and after school ('pull-out program') or wherever it is convenient for the student. Most students ICYT serves live in areas of St. Louis, where over 90% of the population lives below the poverty level, and many of their parents/guardians are poorly educated or uneducated. In addition, some do not work, and those who do are lowly paid, so requesting students to bring necessary items for weekly tutoring sessions would be a hardship for many; therefore, ICYT provides services to these individuals at no cost to them by utilizing funds from specified donations and grants received by local and out of state organizations, businesses, foundations as well as private and anonymous donors. In addition, other expenses incurred for students and are needed for the daily operations of ICYT's tutoring program, such as literature books, assessment materials, and educational items/supplies (writing/graph paper, notebooks, note cards, note card rings, pencils, pens, markers, etc.) are covered with donated funds as well.
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