Our MyCollegeTrek Program provides college and career prep activities for teens ages 13+. All activities are at no cost thanks to our donors. See the descriptions below.
Ron Glass Memorial Scholarship Fund
Click here to access the Ron Glass Memorial Scholarship Fund.
AKA Sorority, Inc. College Admissions Process (CAP) Workshop Flyer
High school boys and girls in grades 9-12 can attend monthly workshops at the Wooten Center with AKA sorors helping students prepare for and enroll in college. The workshops are held at the center on the first Fridays, 5-6:30pm. All students must complete an AKA application. Bring your completed form to the first meeting or receive the application when you come. Must be signed by parent or guardian.
College Applications Workshop for High School Seniors Flyer
Help is available for high school seniors to complete your admissions, financial aid, scholarship and other applications, pus searching for colleges and majors. Mentors provided by the Southern California Council on Black American Affairs (www.sccbaa.org). Parents are welcome to attend. Other students also welcome but the focus will largely be on helping seniors complete their college applications.
Teen Talk with iMentor Flyer
Held at the center on the 2nd-5th Wednesdays at 6-7:30pm with Rick McGregor, executive director of iMentor. 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.
SAT-prep Workshop Flyer
Free SAT-prep workshops are held quarterly 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. Held offsite at locations including Holman United Methodist Church, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw and Loyola Marymount University.
Juvenile Justice Jeopardy
Juvenile Justice Jeopardy is on hold till further notice. 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.
Internships for Teen Helpers and College Students
Wooten students ages 14 and up can receive job experience and mentoring as Teen Helpers or College Interns serving as volunteers or paid interns through one of our employment partners (Holman Community Development Corporation, Hire LA's Youth, Yo' Watts, California Workforce Development and the Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services). The youth work for and are paid by the employment agencies. Students are assigned to work at the center in areas based on their skills and interests. Click here for the contacts to apply for paid employment at the center.
College advisement is available via our SAT-prep workshops and our AKA Sorority, Inc. CAP meetings.
College Fairs and Tours
Visits to college fairs and tours at local colleges are held annually. Locations are based on student interests.
Teen Job Shop Workshop
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.
"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