Yancy's program offers a comprehensive range of services to African American/Black students, including tutorials, mentoring, creative enrichment, and early childhood education. The aim of the program is to reduce student stress and promote a healthier, happier life for Black students. It does this by using various youth development programs to build the competencies necessary to succeed in school and beyond, such as focusing on relationships, self-care, and education. Simplifying things can have a positive effect, allowing individuals to improve the quality of their work, gather the necessary information for success, and spend more time focusing on what is essential for their overall success.
Yancy Mentoring will serve Black / African American students at all grade levels who attend any LAUSD schools and would benefit from having a positive relationship with a caring adult mentor and engagement in supportive enrichment activities that will assist with academic, recreational, cultural, and artistic, social-emotional, and personal development needs.
A primary focus of the program is to help participants habituate ways to interact positively with their environment and community and respect themselves (including their bodies) and others.
Yancy Mentoring is a program offered in schools that ensures parents that their child is under the care of trained adults in a safe and secure environment. The program offers an engaging curriculum that supports the growth of students both academically and socially. Additionally, the program fosters an intense sense of community among the students.
Yancy Mentors are selected for their ability to connect with their students, to serve as role models, and to have the patience to teach even the most intractable student.
Various ways: include study, tutoring, sports, the arts, vocational education, and service learning.
Students in Yancy Mentoring are always included as active participants in their academic and developmental decisions.
A significant goal of Yancy is that children who participate in our programs will grow into adults who positively contribute to their community.
Yancy's tutorials offer comprehensive instruction and personalized tutoring. Yancy administrators provide continuous support and constructive evaluations to ensure positive relationships between instructors, students, and peers. The curriculum focuses on the student's specific needs identified in the SLP and is connected to their regular school-day learning. The instruction is active, sequenced to achieve skill development objectives, and explicitly targets specific skills for development. Depending on the assessed needs of students and the school/community, instruction, and tutoring can take on different structures such as individual work, computer-aided instruction, 1:1, small group patterns up to 5:1, 8:1, and rarely, large groups up to 12:1 when appropriate. The content delivery can vary and includes structured and unstructured, independent and collective, and discovery-oriented, among others.