May 2020 -- Iyar-Sivan 5780,  Volume 26, Issue 5

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JCY Offers Free Tutoring Program

JCY-Westchester Community Partners (JCY), a division of Family Service Society of Yonkers (FSSY), is offering the services of trained volunteers to remotely tutor children who are adjusting to and may have difficulty with distance learning during the stay-at-home order in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Following registration by a parent or caregiver, children will be paired with JCY volunteers who, prior to the pandemic, participated in JCY mentoring programs at schools across Westchester County.


JCY is currently accepting registrations from parents of Yonkers Public School students and from Westchester grandparents and caregivers raising grandchildren, in support of FSSY’s Kinship Support Program.


Students will be matched with eTutors on a first come, first served basis. Parents and caregivers can register at or call 423-5009.


In addition, the pandemic is known to adversely affect senior citizens who may be isolated from friends and family. Since JCY programming is intergenerational, many of its volunteers fall into this category; therefore the eTutoring program serves the dual purpose of helping children and senior citizens alike, by providing them the opportunity to stay connected. Anyone interested in becoming an etutor can register by writing


JCY is also collecting new or gently used computers and tablets for students and distributing them to families that apply who do not have the necessary equipment to effectively access distance learning materials at home. Contact Madeline Finesmith at to donate equipment. JCY gratefully accepts monetary donations to support its programming at