Our after-school tutorial program is another integral facet in engaging and developing the youth we serve. We require our students to maintain certain grades to participate in martial arts competitions and support them to achieve this through a program that offers homework assistance and academic skill building. Through this funding, we are seeking to add an internet-based math component that will provide an individually designed program for each child. We have identified an excellent program, ALEKS, that has a cost of $179 per student annually. Currently, our after-school tutoring program component consists of the following
- Daily tutoring sessions are offered (scheduled prior to martial arts sessions) providing
homework assistance as well as academic skill building.
- Coordination with educators in our community helps our staff gain insight into the students’
progress with school curriculum and design our work with the student to support in-school
- YNMA staff solicit volunteer tutors from the nearby colleges to assist our students with homework assignments and to serve as role models.
- We also recruit successful individuals from various occupations and talents to talk with students instilling hope and the vision of personal achievement.
In this way we also assis the students in developing academic and career networks to support their future endeavors.
The estimated Baldwin Village community population is 31,370. Our community is approximately
- 76.51% African-American
- 13.92% Hispanic/Latino
- 5.96% Caucasian
- 3.08% Asian, and less than 1% American Indian, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander.
There are over 6,078 children and youth enrolled in area schools in grade levels K through 12. With minimal resources, Youth ‘N Motion Academy, Inc. serves an average of 35 students per week, and in the 2008 calendar year served a total of 45 youth. A survey conducted by Youth ‘N Motion Academy, Inc. showed parents in the community were interested in enrolling approximately 130 students in our programs and, with requested funds, we hope to almost double our client base during the grant cycle to 60 students.