SOY is dedicated to help our youth both succeed in school and pursue higher education.
At the SOY Academic Center students are able to walk in anytime for assistance with homework, tutoring, projects and/or to use our computers. Our center also has wifi that the students can access with their own electronic devices. We offer one-on-one tutoring appointments to help students with specific needs including higher-level math and science classes as well as all AP classes. We have a wonderful group of dedicated tutors from our community, including volunteers from: UCI, St. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, OCC, CSULB, Vanguard University and alum that help our students with their individual needs.
SOY also provides college readiness workshops, such as SAT Prep, College Applications, Filling out the FAFSA and How to write a UC Essay to help students navigate the college admission process. And in the spring of each year, SOY takes students in their junior year on a college tour to visit UCs and Cal States up and down the coast. Most of our students have never been on a college campus.
SOY alum are studying or have graduated from the best colleges and universities in the state, and SOY has provided scholarships to students for their college education as well as funds for good grades while they were in school. Over the last 10 years, with the help of one major donor, SOY gave out over $2 million in scholarships to hundreds of students. Our last donations to the program was in 2011 and yet we hope to try to keep the scholarships alive. Read more…
HOW YOU CAN HELP…
With every school year, there is an immediate call for tutors. The greatest need for tutors are in the subjects of Math (from basic to calculus), English, History, and Science (from general to physics). We also welcome individuals that can serve as mentors or can host educational workshops.
Support the scholarship fund. Help build up the scholarship fund so that SOY can continue to help send our students to college with funds they need to support their college expenses.
Scholarships and Resources
Students can Access information to apply for scholarships and resources for college.
Click here for Jean Forbath Scholarship Application