LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A city-financed program to provide compensation and training for young Los Angeles residents who tutor their siblings or other school-aged relatives living with them has begun.
The Student 2 Student Success program will prioritize tutoring for students who have struggled academically due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have had low grades, inconsistent attendance and missing or incomplete assignments during the 2020-21 school year.
“The pandemic has been especially hard on young Angelenos, who faced so many disruptions to their lives and schooling,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti.
“With Student 2 Student Success, we’re making sure younger students get the extra support they need, and providing our tutors with a chance to explore a future career in education or child care.”
Eligible family members can receive compensation for 100 hours of tutoring and 20 hours of job skills training.
The tutors must be low-income high school students under 25 years old who live in Los Angeles and have valid authorization to work in the US.
They also must be enrolled in a Los Angeles Unified School District Title I school, either traditional high school or alternative high school, including continuation school or an opportunity school for older students.
A virtual information sessions on how to apply for the program will be held today, Jan. 27, via Zoom from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at bit.ly/3FS6sRC.