YPI’s education programs present a focused, diversified, and thorough commitment to academic success. Our initiatives prepare learners for post-secondary education and meaningful lifelong careers.
Our K-12 educational efforts impact 119 district and charter schools throughout Los Angeles, including five schools YPI directly operates: three charter schools and two LAUSD schools. Throughout the city, YPI provides a vast range of tutoring and after-school programs, and has opened 83 public computer centers. Our 1,600-person staff and numerous volunteers work closely with many partner organizations to provide additional educational enrichment services that support YPI’s mission and vision for our clients.
In 2015, more than 23,000 individuals took part in YPI’s expanded learning opportunities before and after school. On average, we served 2,387 elementary and middle school students and 3,059 high school students daily—making us a prominent after-school provider for high school students in the state of California. YPI’s tutoring and project-based learning programs offer individual program assessments, identifying areas of need for each student, and bring trained teachers to address those needs.
YPI’s educational efforts expand to Opportunity Youth and disconnected youth without a high school diploma, interested in pursuing a career, gaining new skills, and increasing their educational attainments. Services are provided at one of two City of Los Angeles YouthSource Centers. With an Academic Instructor at each center, youth can receive the following academic support on site: tutoring, Adult Basic Education workshops, Adult High School assistance (GED, HiSET), along with referrals to secondary school options.