TuTORING / Academic enrichment
Youth Potential Academy successfully develops coalitions with and among partners in business, K–12 schools, churches, colleges, universities, and other community organizations to leverage, train, and link mentors, academic enrichment, tutoring, and emotive support services to guide children, teens, and young adults with academics, career exploration, and post–high school plans -- helping them live to their full potential.
Mentoring helps young people-especially at-risk youth-succeed in school, work, and life. A strong research base supports the efficacy of quality mentoring, including a recent meta-analysis of more than 73 independent mentoring programs that found positive outcomes across social, emotional, behavioral, and academic areas of youth development.
More than one in three young people never had an adult mentor of any kind (structured or “naturally occurring”) while they were growing up. This population includes an estimated nine million at-risk youth who will reach age 19 without ever having a mentor — and who are therefore less likely to graduate high school, go on to college, and lead healthy and productive lives.
Greater New York Area
Employment & ENTREPRENEURIAL Training Program
Provides Disconnected Youth ages 14-17 with comprehensive training that will prepare them for successful entry into the workforce and training in entrepreneurial skills to build innovation, confidence, and personal development. Employment placement after course completion.
Brooklyn, New York