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Access Youth Academy

  • 52 people are interested

Access Youth Academy, a 501(c)(3) youth enrichment program, partners with The Preuss School UCSD to serve 50 students from low-income communities in San Diego. Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty by providing the necessary supports to apply and graduate from a four year university. We accomplish this by empowering youth to excel through our program combining academic support, community service, and the sport of squash.

Access Youth Academy needs tutors from 1:45pm to 3:00pm Monday-Thursday (most needed Wednesdays & Thursdays) on Zoom. Ideally volunteers could come at least 2 times a month for consistency and to develop individualized tutoring with students. We are currently running our programming virtually (on Zoom) for the foreseeable future. We would love for interested volunteers to carry over with us in-person when things settle down, but that is not required.

Our students range from 8th to 12th grade, so the Math levels vary (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Calculus, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus). Our students also need tutoring in English (writing/grammar/editing), AP European History, and science (Middle school science up to AP Biology, Chemistry). Becoming a tutor is a great way to get involved with the communities of San Diego and provide academic support for youth from low-income families. It is also a great opportunity to gain experience working with youth in an educational environment.

To learn more about how to become a tutor, please contact Shelby Coopwood, Academic Coordinator, at shelby@accessyouthacademy.org |

1 Shift

  • afternoon / 01:45 PM to 03:00 PM
    Occasionally after school tutoring might be needed based on student need and volunteer availability (3:00-4:30pm).

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About Access Youth Academy


9370 Waples St, San Diego, CA 92121, US

Mission Statement

To inspire underprivileged youth to excel through a program combining academics, community service, and the sport of squash.


Access Youth Academy provides low income youth with a life changing opportunity. Our program teaches disadvantaged students to become proactive, contributing members of society through a holistic approach to youth development that includes one on one tutoring, squash coaching, and team building community service projects.

Through improved academics, increased community service, and program expansion, AYA will continue to provide marginalized youth populations in San Diego with the resources necessary to become productive citizens.

Make a difference by signing up to help today!

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Tutoring
  • Reading / Writing
  • General Education




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Virtual tutors needed until program returns to in-person.

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