Youth Mentoring/Tutoring Program will focus on reducing a child's chance of academic failure and delinquency and will partner with local public schools’ at-risk youth ages 14 - 18. Students will be identified for mentoring based upon specific criteria: reading at least one grade below the appropriate level, lack of participation, behavioral problems, and belonging to a single parent family. The program will focus on reducing juvenile delinquency and gang participation, improving academic performance and reducing the school dropout rate for at-risk youth. The hours of operation are from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. The program combines one-on-one mentoring with traditional classroom instruction, in addition to a cultural component. A bi-monthly support group meeting teaches parents problem solving and parenting skills. Bus tokens will be provided to assist students with transportation home. The project will serve 100 students over a two year period. Progress indicators will be improvement in academics, school attendance, graduations, and reduction in negative behaviors. The project will also track stated outcomes for one year after program completion.