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DO YOU LOVE TO READ? DO YOU WANT TO HELP FOSTER, HOMELESS, AND AT-RISK YOUTH? The Co-Op's Reading Partners Program was created to fill the widening gap between a youth’s reading ability and his/her actual grade level and meets once a week on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-5:30pm.
THE CO-OP'S READING PARTNER PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!!


Wednesday from 3:00-5:30 not working with your schedule? We have many other opportunities. Reach out and we will get right back to you!

The County of Los Angeles has more than 35,000 youth in the foster care system.
That's not a typo.
Los Angeles COUNTY has more foster youth than the entire STATE population of NY. (26,000 foster youth)

75% of foster youth are reading two to five levels below their actual grade.

YOU CAN HELP!!!

The Co-Op's Reading Partners Program was created to fill the widening gap between a youth’s reading ability and his/her actual grade level and meets once a week on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-5:30pm.

Wednesday from 3:00-5:30 not working with your schedule? We have many other opportunities. Reach out and we will get right back to you!

Depending on the level of the youth the pair might take turns reading aloud, the youth might read aloud, or the partner might read and have the youth follow along. These weekly visits provide time for reading improvement and also provide time for a relationship to grow between the youth and the mentor.

Every two to three months, the mentors and the youth get together for an organized group outing such as a trip to the beach or to the movies. These longer visits in different environments allow for a deepening of the mentoring relationship

YOU CAN MAKE A REAL AND LASTING DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD'S LIFE!!!


Children in foster care face significant barriers to their educational progress, starting from before school begins and extending through postsecondary education. At the root of these obstacles is a significant lack of reading proficiency. The National Factsheet on the Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care released in 2018, states that 75% of foster youth are reading two to five levels below their actual grade.

  • 50% of foster youth will be homeless, incarcerated, and/or institutionalized upon leaving the foster care system.
  • 42% of foster youth will not graduate high school
  • Only 3% of Foster Youth go to college.
  • Because they are changing placements so often, Foster youth can attend anywhere from 7-20 schools while in care.
  • 70% of LA County's prison population has been in foster care.

CHANGE THESE STATISTICS. BE PART OF THE SOLUTION
Thank you for your interest in The Academy Project and The Co-Op!!!!

THERE IS A BRIEF TRAINING AND A BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED

The Academy Project is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides the education, support, and holistic individual guidance needed to unleash the potential in foster and homeless youth in South Los Angeles, CA, through education, community, and empowerment.

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About The Co-Op Mann UCLA Community School

Location:

7001 S St. Andrews, Los Angeles, CA 90047, US

Mission Statement

The Academy Project provides support and resources to foster youth in South Los Angeles, CA through education, empowerment, and community.

Description

TAP provides an innovative, year-round, after-school alternative education engagement model. Students are guaranteed continued enrollment through to the completion of 8th grade regardless of placement changes.

The County of Los Angeles has more than 35,000 youth in the foster care system. That's not a typo. Los Angeles COUNTY has more foster youth than the STATE with the 2nd highest population, NY at 26,000 foster youth.

50% of foster youth will be homeless, incarcerated, and/or institutionalized upon leaving the foster care system.

Because they are changing placements so often, Foster youth can attend anywhere from 7-20 schools while in care.

The Academy Project (TAP) was born from the principle that keeping school as a point of stability can significantly help foster children succeed educationally while providing the opportunity to form strong relationships with peers and caring adults.

Engagement begins prior to the start of the school year with CAMP XAVIER, our 2 week summer day camp that culminates in a week-long sleep-away program partnered with UCLA Unicamp.

The Co-Op after school program meets every day and provides food, tutoring, and enrichment such as music appreciation and learning to play an instrument, and reading remediation partnered with a mentoring program.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Los Angeles, CA 90013

(34.04459,-118.24055)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Every Wednesday 3:00pm-5:30pm. We also need volunteers to help tutor and read with our students on Tuesdays and Thursdays 300-530.

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