Youth Tutoring Youth

A free, safe, fun, active, and educational afterschool program for South Boston students ages 8 to 12

Mondays to Thursdays, 3pm to 6pm

Youth Tutoring Youth (YTY) provides a free after-school program to South Boston students. Teen Leaders ages 15 to 18 help younger students in grades 3 through 5 with tutoring, homework help, mentoring, exercise, reading, writing, math and confidence in decision making. The program provides a safe place for youth to spend after school hours while instilling a sense of belonging and fostering a heightened level of academic achievement.

A summer daytime session provides students with remedial and academic skills-sustaining instruction, ensuring that they are prepared to return to school in the fall.

Academic Support
100% of YTY parents surveyed felt that their children had improved their academic abilities in math, reading, and writing.  YTY youth will experience:

  • Individual attention - YTY’s trained Teen Leaders work with three students per session. Our priority is to give each student the homework help and individualized skills practice needed to improve school performance and be a better learner.
  • Small class size - YTY’s enrollment is limited to 20 students so that no child at the program will be overlooked. Individual students’ needs and personalities are incorporated into daily activities.
  • Balance of structure and choice - YTY’s programming balances structured times such as tutoring and planned group activities with free choice times.

Behavioral Improvement
YTY has 1 staff member for every 3 students! 100% of parents surveyed agreed that YTY helped improve their child’s social skills and their child’s ability to resist negative peer pressure. Trained teen staff guide students and serve as role models. students receive an hour of homework help and academic support each day from trained tutors.

Field Trips & Activities
At YTY, children expand their cultural and educational horizons by going on monthly field trips and participating in fun, intentionally designed activities like: ice skating, museum visiting, involvement in community gardens, beat-boxing, bowling, painting, and Zumba.

Youth Tutoring Youth - Laboure Center, 275 West Broadway, South Boston
For more information contact (617) 268-9670 or


YTY Teen Leader Application 2014-2015 School Year
Youth Tutoring Youth is looking for talented high school students who are capable of supervising, tutoring, and documenting the academic and social progress of 3rd though 5th grade students in an after-school setting. Our high school tutors serve as mentors and role models, striving to develop positive relationships and model appropriate behavior for our younger students during program hours.
This position begins with a mandatory 3-day Teen Leader Orientation October 7th to October 9th, from 3:00 - 6:00pm each day. Regular hours will be 2:45pm to 6:15/30 two days per week, with an additional two hour-long training monthly, where we will discuss professional development and skill-building like resume-writing, interviewing tips, college applications, and financial aid. All Teen Leaders will receive $8.00/hour.
Completed applications should be sent to
All applicants must be Boston residents between the ages of 15 and 18 and currently enrolled in high school, possess above-average grades, demonstrate an interest in working with younger youth, and have a positive attitude about school. Typically, the most qualified applicants for the YTY Teen Leader position are high school juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.