Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc. (ICYT) is a non-profit tutoring 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 at-risk, underprivileged, and under-served. All services are in-person or virtually before or after school, wherever convenient for a student and their family (e.g., school, library, church, daycare, community center) to meet.
90% of the student population ICYT serves live below the poverty level, are behind academically, and have poorly educated parents or guardians who work low-paying jobs. So, expecting these students and their families to seek out individual 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 Funding Program" and obtained its 501 (c)(3) status in 2007, so students and their families would be able to receive tutoring services at no cost.
Lastly, ICYT services are made possible through fundraising, monetary donations, and grants from individuals, organizations, businesses, and foundations locally and out of state that may contribute yearly. Over the past years, several students have been served and received funding for weekly tutoring services.
2022 Give STL Day
Give STL Day was a great success! Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc. would like to thank everyone who participated and contributed to 2022 Give STL Day. We appreciate all donations received on our website and The St. Louis Community Foundation. ICYT's Educational Enhancement Coaches (EEC) will be able to continue to enhance ICYT's literacy program while assisting students in advancing with grade-level fundamental literacy skills in all subject areas.
After several years of working with Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s students and contributing funds, Mrs. Eleanor Schmitt has retired. Mrs. Vivienne Dobbs has contributed and given her time to Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc. and, at this time, has gained her wings. The Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc. Family will especially miss these two amazing women!
Student of the Year
Thank you to all who have supported and donated to Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s (ICYT) thus far!
ICYT would like to give a special thanks to those families and friends who came to support and honor ICYT's "Cancer Warrior Champions" at ICYT's December fundraiser this school year. Some are surviving, while others have gained their wings. It was a pleasure and meant a lot to keep Sandra Griffth, a former Brown and Crouppen Law Firm employee who gained her wings while her family, friends, and Brown and Crouppen co-workers watched on. Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc. is so grateful for each of our survivors! It was also a pleasure and meant a lot to honor Kandis Smith, a parent of ICYT who gained her wings while her mom watched on and her family and friends watched via Facebook Live. Loletha Bevly was an honored survivor and parent also. It was a pleasure and meant a lot to honor such a dedicated member who has been with the ICYT Family for over 10+ years. Thank you to all these families for sharing your loved ones with us.
ICYT would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who supported monetarily or donated items to the fundraiser: Bob's Furniture, Diversity City Church, First Watch, General Motors African Ancestry Network (GMAAN), Home Depot, Micro Center, St. Louis Baseball Cardinals, Cardinals Care, Starbucks Central West End, Starbucks North & South, Target Brentwood Store, Total Wine & More, Karel Woods Realty, Mrs. Pamela Bailey-Jones, Mrs. Caprice Cummings, Ms. Olivia Rae Davis, Ms. Janus Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Scott & Leslie Greeman, Ms. Betty Grimes, Ms. Shanieka Jackson, Mrs. Linda Harris, Mrs. Andranique Harrison, Ms. Barbara Hinton, Ms. Alexis Larkin, Mr. Kim Love, Kim Love Productions, LLC, Ms. Ruth McCleod, Mrs. Lisa McNichols, Mrs. Isabella Short, Mr. and Mrs. Steve & Izella Simpson, Mrs. Jane Smith, Mrs. Patrice Smith, Mrs. Yvette Tabb, Ms. Jill Taylor, Mrs. Carla Thompson, Mrs. Paula Turner, Mr. and Mrs. JT & Briona Tyus, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew & Breara Wenzel, Ms. Susan Wenzel, Mr. Ronnie (Rico) Williams, and Mr. and Mrs. James (Aldine) Woods. We are so grateful to you!
Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc. could not continue its work without every one of you.
Cardinals Care, thank you for donating funds to Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s (ICYT) literature library so ICYT could replenish its torn, tattered, and lost books. Also, this donation will provide students who are unable to visit libraries or bookstores regularly to access books for pleasure, school, and personal use. Students will also have an opportunity to be exposed to different genres, especially during these continuous trying times of COVID. Without donors such as Cardinals Care, none of our successful efforts would be possible. Thank you so much! Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc. is so appreciative of your continued support.
Thank you to the donors below for donating various supplies to Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc. for the 2021-2022 school year. We are so grateful to you! Without donors like you, none of our successful efforts would be possible.
General Motors African Ancestry Network (GMAAN)
Pictured: Darrick McGlothen, GM Wentzville Facilities Area Manager; Zerick Pierce, GM Wentzville 2nd Shift Crew Lead; Marsha McCleod, Executive Director of Inner City Youth Tutoring; Briona Moore, GM Wentzville Global Supply Chain Manager, and Saleem Hinton, GM Wentzville Body shop Shift Leader
Office Depot Southtown Centre
Brown & Crouppen Law Firm
Community Outreach Giving Project