ICYO Academic Intervention
with Emphasis on Early Childhood Literacy
“Tutoring, which is designed to be supplemental, is all but essential to low-income students if they want to succeed.
Poor students need tutoring more than any other population and will benefit from tutoring more than any other population. With tutoring, they have the opportunity to make enormous strides while compensating for the shortcomings of their schools. Even the worst behaved students in a classroom tend to function well one-on-one or in small groups, since acting out is often a defense designed to hide academic weakness.
Additionally, tutoring provides a consistent, nurturing environment with an educated adult role model. Students affected by poverty often lack stable homes. Tutoring provides a safe learning space.
More than any content though, tutoring provides students with the essential learning skills that their peers with more resources acquire at a young age. Succeeding in a difficult environment takes self-sufficiency and dedication, and without basic organizational, time management, note-taking, and research skills – just to name a few – low-income students face an uphill battle in their quest to obtain an education.
High quality tutoring needs to be available to low-income students. Without the support of a strong tutor, poor students face a struggle if they wish to graduate from high school prepared to attend college.”
Nicholas Schuller, Editor, May 27, 2010
A National Dialogue on Poverty, Homelessness, and Housing
Academic Intervention offers low-income inner-city youth afterschool Homework Assistance & Tutoring with an emphasis on Early Childhood Literacy for grades K – 12. The program days are on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm during the school year at the Mid-City Executive Center, 1821 Summit Road, Suite 210, Cincinnati, OH 45237.
Students in the Academic Intervention program get individualized or small group instruction on critical fundamental skills like reading, phonics, grammar, writing, writing classes, vocabulary, math, science and social studies. ICYO belongs to the Steve Spangler Science Club with safe experiments. Most of these students are already behind their grade-level standards and without early intervention they risk failing or dropping out of school.
Inner City Youth Opportunities offers a safe environment where they get the individualized attention that’s not available to them in the school classrooms. The ICYO staff create lesson plans and obtain report cards to have a comprehensive understanding of what each child’s academic needs are to be successful in the classroom, pass to their next grade level and pass the Ohio State tests.
ICYO always needs volunteer tutors throughout the school year. We are flexible with your schedule and will have you tutor the same child/children each time. We accept volunteers in high school, college and adults and businesses. Please email Jeanne Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the ICYO office at 513.731.7312.
A light dinner is served to all students and volunteers at 5:00 pm.
The ICYO office and Learning Center is located at:
Mid-City Executive Center
1821 Summit Road, Suite 210
Cincinnati, Ohio 45237