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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Educational Services

Mission: Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc.'s (ICYT) mission is to improve the academic performance of students, particularly at risk under-privileged youth (PreK-12th grade) by tailoring to their educational needs and utilizing their present knowledge base. Focusing on the whole student by catering to the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development, while attending to one's learning style(s) (spatial, logic-mathematical, linguistic, bodily kinesthetic, musical, naturalist, interpersonal, and intra-personal) which is necessary and beneficial for successful learning. Allowing students an opportunity to work at their own pace with a balance amount of structure in an environment conducive for learning is essential. By taking these approaches students become equipped with the necessary tools and strategies to manifest knowledge that will enhance their learning, while they experience academic success. ICYT's services are provided at no cost to families.

Results: Some students have obtained and maintained grade level status and beyond while others achieved honors and/or honor roll status. In addition, have developed appropriate study habits, learned the importance of studying, improved attitude about school, discovered how they learn best, saw the benefits of an education and the impact it has had on their life.

Target demographics: at risk under-privileged youth (PreK-12th grade)

Direct beneficiaries per year: 10 students receive full scholarships for weekly tutoring

Geographic areas served: the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area

Programs: one-on-one tutoring that focus on the whole student by catering to their intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development, while attending to their learning style (spatial, logic-mathematical, linguistic, bodily kinesthetic, musical, naturalist, interpersonal, and intra-personal) which is necessary and beneficial for successful learning.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Former staff

Rating: 5

It has been my pleasure to be asked to work in this program for Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc. I have enjoyed and still enjoy working for this program immensely. I have known Marsha McCleod, the Executive Director over 20 years and knew early on that she had a strong interest and passion for teaching. Also, a lot of energy and tenacity to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. As a retired, Registered Nurse who has past experiences in tutoring all ages, I too am concerned for the future education of young people. Marsha is a confident and encouraging person who equips students and those who work for her emotionally, socially, financially, etc. In addition, ICYT makes sure its tutors are supplied more than adequately with all they need to carry out various educational tasks students need during weekly tutoring. For this I am greatly! These students need our concern and willingness NOW to share our time and education to become productive citizens in the future. There is a lot of satisfaction in working with this organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to God, also you Mrs. Marsha for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to tutor for Inner City Youth Tutoring. Mrs. Marsha saw the potential in me that I did not see in myself, thank you for your kindness and patients as well. I will never forget the favor of God for blessing me to be a part of such a wonderful organization that is blessing children to reach their potential academically. God has richly blessed you Mrs. Marsha, with a spirit of serving and love, meekness also a gift of leadership it has been a pleasure to work for you!

1 Loletha B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Inner City Youth Tutoring offered my children personalized teaching sessions in the comfort of our home. They were professional, knowledgeable, and found ways to keep them interested in learning and having fun while doing it.

My youngest child, is now a freshman and has excelled in math and maintains a 3.85 GPA thanks to the study skills she learned from the tutor.

I highly recommend trying their services!!


Client Served

Rating: 5

Inner City Youth Tutoring, Inc. thank you for giving my dad money to pay for my tutoring this school year. It was a good example and a great experience for me because I didn't realize that people still love and care for each other. The weekly tutoring helped me a lot because before this I was failing all my classes very badly, but when I started my tutoring this year I began passing all my classes. I am proud of myself for the first time about my school performance, because my grades are a lot better than they ever have been. I have been maintaining more A's, B's, and C's instead of D's and F's, and I am thankful and grateful, especially because my tutors, Mrs. Eleanor and Ms. Marsha were hard on me and now I see why. I am also happy because I had been chosen to give the speech at my 8th grade graduation on May 22, 2015, because I had the highest grade point average, and I was the most improved student in my class. Thank you for helping me become a better student.
Albert Randle, Jr.


Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot thank Inner City Youth enough. My son and I, a single disabled father who does not have the means to give his son the extra help he needs academically, yet determined to provide him with whatever he needs so he may succeed with his education. I appreciate all Inner City Youth Tutoring has done for us and my son's weekly tutoring. His tutors, Ms. McCleod and Ms. Schmitt are awesome and the fact that he actually looked forward to his weekly tutoring sessions was something to see. Inner City Youth's program is an excellent program that is dedicated to their students and has exceeded all my expectations for my son. The work, time, and energy their tutors put in showed during his weekly tutoring sessions, his daily and weekly school work, and his 6 and 12 week progress reports. Inner City Youth's approach has paid off for my son. He has now completed his last year of middle school and I feel he is more than ready for high school, because of Inner City Youth.
Albert Randle, Sr.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I recently was employed by the owner of ICYT, rendered tutoring services. Unfortunately I was not compensated on time and there was no communication prior to the pay schedule of delays. I had to contact the owner concerning compensation and consistently she had excuses as for why I was not compensated. I absolutely enjoy educating and impacting the lives of young people, however if the owner is seeking individuals to volunteer their time she should communicate that's what she's seeking. Those who are seeking tutoring opportunities with this company and owner I hope for you a better experience.

Review from Guidestar