Virtual Programs

JOYA has transitioned to virtual programs to engage with students through the Covid-19 crisis. Our main focus is to support students during this challenging time by offering virtual tutoring, mentoring, SAT/ACT prep, and Reality Changers. Our hope is that we can continue to foster a positive learning environment to prepare students for success.

Virtual Tutoring

Students are now able to have 1:1 virtual tutoring with a volunteer tutor through Hangouts Meet by Google. This application allows for all participants to share and present their screen if needed. Students can share their Google Classroom and assignments with their tutor. Tutoring will be available throughout the week depending on student and tutor availability.

Virtual Mentoring

Virtual mentoring will continue to be on a bi-weekly basis. Our goal is to continue 1:1 and group mentoring, facilitated by our program coordinators. Students and volunteer mentors will discuss academic- and college readiness-related issues and to provide ongoing guidance and accountability.

Virtual SAT/ACT Prep

Our virtual SAT/ACT Prep is facilitated by our program coordinator and volunteer instructor. Every student in the program has access to a 1:1 virtual meeting with our volunteer instructor on a weekly basis.

Reality Changers Program

JOYA seniors are able to participate in the Reality Changers Program by joining a virtual meeting on a biweekly basis. During these meetings, students will have the opportunity to learn about scholarships, campus housing, and money management as well as how to compare financial aid awards.