Friends of St. Lawrence - Watts Youth Center empowers the children and families of Watts through educational, advocacy, and enrichment programs.
Since our founding Friends has:
• Created the Literacy Center Program in 2001 serving 80 1st – 5th grade children and 25 area teen tutors each year.
• Funded cultural outings for over 400 1st – 12th grade children.
• Provided adult English as Second Language classes to 20 students a year for the last 10 years.
• Donated books, resource materials and over 200 computers.
• Provided free tax preparation to over 100 families a year since 1996.
• Sponsored quarterly legal aid clinics attended by approximately 90 individuals a session since 2001.
• Provided advocacy and referral help to families dealing with legal and social problems serving about 200 families a year since 1995.