Free Tutoring for Youth in Foster Care

October 12, 2016

The LACOE Foster Youth Services (FYS) Program is now accepting referrals for free tutoring to youth in Foster Care Residing in Los Angeles County.

LACOE FYS supports the academic needs of foster youth residing in group homes (licensed children’s institutions) and in foster care, those with foster family agencies and those in court-specified homes by providing 40 hours of free in-home tutoring services that includes homework help and academic tutoring for:
  • Youth ages 4 to 21 
  • Who reside in Los Angeles County
  • Have an active Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) court case or have an open Probation / Delinquency court case
If you know a youth who meets this criteria and would greatly benefit, please submit the Online Referral Application
YPI is a proud tutoring provider for LACOE FYS Program. If you wish to have YPI provide services, please write down Youth Policy Institute in question 31. We have excellent tutors available throughout LA County who can provide individualized, 1:1, in-home tutoring services.
Space is limited. Based on funding, students may be eligible to receive up to 40 hours of educational support, which may end prior to June 30, 2017. Services are expected to begin as early mid-October 2016.
Please note that submitting more than one referral for a student will cause significant delays in processing. If you have a question about a previously submitted referral, please contact LACOE FYS Tutoring Referral Processing staff at (562) 922-6161 or email them at
Lastly, please review the list below for additional tutoring services/resources available at local libraries:
  • List and links to Los Angeles Public Libraries. Click on the What’s On tab to find out about activities available for teens, grade school students, and adults. Services include homework help and extracurricular activities.
  • List and links to County of Los Angeles Public Libraries. Click on events for a full list of activities available by library. Services include story time and extracurricular activities.
  • Long Beach Public Library. Click on Events and Calendar to find a full list of activities offered ranging from Book clubs to Crochet Clubs.
Please contact LACOE FYS directly at (562) 922-6161 or email them at


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  • commented 2017-03-21 10:00:36 -0700
    The arena of education has witnessed tremendous changes over the past years. The fact cannot be denied that quality has become a core of many educational institutions. At the same time, there are concerns in it. Commercialization of the whole educational system is the major challenge faced by the academic scenario. Money matters for all, and framing the new generation does not seem to be the mission of people and organizations. At such a situation, it is great to learn free tutoring for youth. Similar endeavors have to be emerged from all parts of the world. By this, it would be quite possible to democratize education. Go to in order to read quality materials on similar topics.
  • commented 2016-11-10 12:41:11 -0800
    It’s a great thought as it helps them to save much money. This can be made in to effect in other institutions as well. But, people have started to think education as a business. Students might get good education from an institution which provide all round facility to develop as a productive student. However, all that can be possible if the student is ready to give the specified tuition fee. It is beyond the expectation today and the cause of why students join for part time jobs while studying. And this in effect makes them in trouble of writing their assignments as well. They would look for a writing assistance for accomplishing their assignment writing task. For such students, I would like to suggest a cheapest assistance with high writing quality. The education system can’t be changed as people already thought it as a business. What I can offer is the way to help them and co operate in an economical manner. Anyway, I appreciate the thoughts that has been made in to effect by the team. Great effort!

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