LA Will Pay Students to Tutor Their Siblings

Los Angeles students who tutor their younger family members may be eligible for compensation under a new program.

The Student 2 Student Success program was launched by Mayor Eric Garcetti this week. It offers 120 paid hours — 100 hours of tutoring and 20 hours of job skills training — to low-income high school students under 25 years old who help younger family members with their academic struggles.

“The tutors are enrolled in LAUSD Title I schools, either traditional high schools or alternative high schools, such as continuation schools or opportunity schools for older students,” according to the Mayor’s office. “The younger students receiving tutoring assistance are children who have had low grades, inconsistent attendance, and missing or incomplete school assignments during the 2020-2021 school year.”

“The pandemic has been especially hard on young Angelenos, who faced so many disruptions to their lives and schooling,” said Mayor 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.”

Read more about the program here.