Friends of St. Lawrence -Watts Youth Center
Friends of St. Lawrence-Watts Youth Center empowers the children and families of Watts through educational, advocacy, and enrichment programs.
Friends of St. Lawrence-Watts Youth Center is a nonprofit organization located in the heart of South Los Angeles. Friends is a hub of activity providing scholarships for elementary and high school students, offering adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, advocating for families dealing with legal problems, rendering tax advice and mentoring students through their high school years.
Friends Literacy Center improves the reading scores of children who are performing below grade level. We offer a comprehensive reading program that pairs each of our children with a teen tutor/mentor from Watts.
Thanks to our strong community of supporters and hard working recipients, we are increasingly seeing our efforts coming full circle.