"The Wooten Center has assisted me in going to college through their SAT-prep workshops and paying for college through their Ron Glass Memorial Scholarship. I will forever be eternally grateful for their guidance through my high school and college years."
Grace Nyenke, Wooten Alum / UC Merced, journalism student
Our MyCollegeTrek Program provides college and career-prep activities for teens ages 13+. All activities are at no cost thanks to our donors. Check our program schedule for regularly scheduling teen activities. Enter your email in Subscribe above for notices on upcoming events. For more info, call our office at (323) 756-7203.
MyCollegeTrek Activities for Teens Only
Ron Glass Memorial Scholarship Fund
Click here to apply for our Ron Glass Memorial Scholarship for high school seniors and undergraduate college students.
Teen Job Shop Workshop Flyer
Teen Job Shop is on hold till further notice due to the pandemic. It's one thing to refer a teen to a job and another to ensure they know how to obtain one. Our Teen Job Shop provides practical hands-on experience creating resumes, completing applications and preparing for interviews and follow ups for summer or other jobs. Held in partnership with our youth employment partners.
Teen Helper Internships
Wooten students ages 13 and up can receive job experience and mentoring as Teen Helpers serving as volunteers or paid interns through one of our employment partners (Brotherhood Crusade, Hire LA's Youth, Yo' Watts, California Workforce Development and the Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services). Must be age 14 for salaries. The youth are paid by the employment agencies to work at the Wooten Center or other sites. Click here for a list of our employment partners.
Teen Scholars for Grades 8-12 Flyer
Students in grades 8-12 create plans for high school success and college admissions at meetings held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays with our college and career advisors. Click here for more info.
AKA Sorority, Inc. College Admissions Process (CAP) Workshop for High School Students Flyer
High school boys and girls in grades 9-12 can attend monthly workshops with AKA sorors helping students prepare for college admissions. The workshops are held on Zoom on the first Fridays, 6-7:30pm.
College Applications Night for High School Seniors Flyer
Help is available for high school seniors to prepare essays and other documents needed to submit with your college applications and to choose colleges, majors and careers. Mentors provided by current and former college administrators at Lezlee Matthews Consulting (www.lezleematthewsconsulting.com). Parents are welcome to attend.
Teen Talk with WeMentor360 (formerly iMentor) Flyer
Held weekly on Thursdays, 6-7:30pm, on Zoom with Rick McGregor, executive director of WeMentor360. Teens discuss an array of topics from gang prevention to cyberbullying and human trafficking.
Girl Talk, Real Talk Flyer
A safe space for real talk without shame, blame or game. Open to young lades 13+. Presented in partnership with Positive Results Center and California Black Women's Health Project. Facilitated by Kandee Lewis, executive director of Positive Results Center. Held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm.
College Fairs and Tours
Visits to college fairs and tours at local colleges are held annually. Locations are based on student interests.
Free SAT-prep workshops are held to help high school students prepare for the SAT. The workshops provide instruction and practice in all four areas--reading/language, writing math, and the optional essay, plus strategies for a higher score. Study Groups with materials from the College Board are also included. Instruction is provided by Study Smart Tutors.
Juvenile Justice Jeopardy
Juvenile Justice Jeopardy is on hold till further notice due to the pandemic. JJJ is a "game" for teens discussing juvenile law and how to exercise your rights. Periodically includes discussions and role-playing with LAPD and other law enforcement. Developed by Attorney Lisa Thurau, founder and executive director of Strategies for Youth in Boston, and conducted at the center in partnership with iMentor, New Point Mentoring and Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches. For more information, go to www.strategiesforyouth.org.