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 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 several students have been served and able to receive funding for weekly tutoring.
ICYT's 2020-2021 Spring/Summer Semi-Annual Raffle
(e.g., gift cards/certificates, sports/concert/season tickets, electronics devices, small appliances, office equipment, seasonal products, weekend stays)
Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s Blocks to Books Raffle Fundraiser for the 2020-2021 school year is in need of raffle items. All items for the spring/summer raffle is needed on or before Friday, February 26, 2021. All proceeds will benefit Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s program for at-risk, underprivileged under-served youth (PreK-12th Grade) in the Greater Metropolitan St. Louis Area (see flyer above) during this time of COVID. Thank you for your support!
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.