Education in Motion

The mission of Inner City Youth Opportunities
is to teach practical life skills to develop responsible, educated and caring youth.
ICYO is a 501(c)3 organization. Your generous support is helping change lives and giving hope to those in need. Thank you!

Welcome to Inner City Youth Opportunities

Inner City Youth Opportunities provides a safe and structured environment for inner city children (grades K-6) of low-income families after school and during the summer. Since 1993, thousands of children have benefited from the summer tennis camps, afterschool homework assistance and academic tutoring and field trips provided by ICYO and many community sponsorships. The grants from the Charles H. Dater Foundation, Western & Southern and Tennis for Charity Inc. will continue to support these programs so that many life skills may be taught through the sport of tennis; the children's academic skills will be improved in all basic areas of reading, writing, math and computer and the children will continue to see a world beyond their neighborhoods through ICYO field trips, summer week long YMCA camp and community events.


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"Just want to thank one of my favorite ladies in the whole world Jeanne Siemon Bell has always been an impact to me, she gave me opportunities that a child can only dream of."
- Quantez Martin - Read More



“ICYO helped me a lot. Before, I got C’s and D’s. But after I came, the next quarter I got A’s, B’s and 1 C.”
- Demetrius - Read More



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