For students seeking various tutoring, study support, and academic assistance.


Phone: 619-641-6100

Website: https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library

Eligibility: Free library services for all California residents.

Description: The San Diego Public Library (SDPL) is the place for opportunity, discovery, and inspiration. Regularly, SDPL offers safe and inclusive spaces for studying and networking, relevant collections, dynamic programs and services, including a teen IDEA Labs, and internship opportunities. Due to COVID-19, the library is now closed but offers many free virtual services. A digital library card opens up access to our vast online library, research databases, tutoring, test prep, and more. The library now offers contactless pickup service, Monday through Friday, from 10:30 am – 5:30 pm. And join the City Heights Library's Facebook and Teen Instagram (@SDPLTeens), for book recommendations, virtual workshops, and more.

IMIN/ Arc Experience

Phone: 619-344-4500 x2303

Website: https://hoover.sandiegounified.org/student_life/asb_student_life/imin

Eligibility: Free and open to all Hoover students.

Description: A youth development program offering daily tutoring, enrichment, and physical activities. IMIN also hosts tailgates and works with the Associated Student Body (ASB) to put on school events. Open daily, Room 304.

International Rescue Committee

Phone: 619-641-7510 x258

Website: https://www.rescue.org/united-states/san-diego-ca

Eligibility: Open to all Hoover students, focused on refugee, immigrant, English language learners.

Description: International Rescue Committee offers the REACH (Refugee, Education, Acculturation, Civic Engagement, and Health) program with a comprehensive, collaborative initiative designed to serve youth at Hoover High School to address the academic needs and align their education with relevant, real-world exposure. E-tutoring offered four days per week on Zoom. Community advocacy, social support programs, and job training scheduled weekly on Zoom. Sign up with this link!

Ocean Discovery Institute

Phone: 619-795-8365

Website: https://oceandiscoveryinstitute.org/

Eligibility: Free and open to all Hoover students.

Description: Ocean Discovery Institute uses ocean science to empower young people to transform their lives, their community, and their world as science and conservation leaders. The Living Lab in City Heights provides continuous science opportunities paired with mentoring and the tools to overcome challenges so that young people can unlock their potential (currently only open for food distribution service as a response to COVID). Hoover students can volunteer, participate in a fellowship, and explore careers in science.

Pro Kids

Phone: 619-582-7884

Website: https://www.thefirstteesandiego.org/

Eligibility: Free programming for all Hoover students.

Description: Pro Kids promotes character development, life skills, and values through education and the game of golf. Through a unique set of programs that combine sport, study, and service, Pro Kids provides youth in grades 2-12 with equitable access to opportunities that will set them on the path to success in adulthood, with support and scholarship service for program alumni. Hoover students can get academic help, learn the sport of golf, participate in college visits and career workshops, complete community service, and receive assistance in applying for and paying for college and technical training.

Reality Changers

Phone: 619-516-2222

Website: https://realitychangers.org/

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Description: Reality Changers transforms students into college graduates, serving youth in grades 8-12 through two programs, College Town and College Apps Academy. College Town assists students in grades 8-11th in the following areas: leadership development, academic preparation, and college readiness. College Apps Academy guides and supports 12th-grade students through the entire admissions process, financial aid, and college survival skills.

SDSU Pre-College Institute

Phone: 619-594-2349

Website: https://education.sdsu.edu/pci

Eligibility: Upward Bound & Talent Search: Students must be a U.S. citizen, legal resident, or on a pathway to citizenship. Contact to learn more.

Description: The SDSU Pre-College Institute is a partnership between federally funded TRIO programs, public schools, and SDSU academic departments. The Institute has integrated three programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound Classic, and Upward Bound STAR/Classic) to assist youth by providing a range of academic, college, career, and financial advising services. We assist students with career exposure, college access, community service, mentoring, tutoring, and community resources.

SDSU Price Community Scholars

Phone: 619-485-3028

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Description: The Price Community Scholars program pairs SDSU students from City Heights with three 7th graders in the Hoover Cluster. The college students provide weekly tutoring and mentorship with the students from 7th through 10th grade in exchange for a four-year college scholarship. The program assists in building a community that enhances the path to higher education for both mentors and mentees through academic success, college awareness, cultural enrichment, and community service.

The League of Amazing Programmers

Phone: 858-284-0481

Website: https://www.jointheleague.org/

Eligibility: Open to All

Description: The League of Amazing Programmers teaches computer programming to students in the 5th-12th grade. Classes are offered after school or on weekends at Hoover High School or local libraries. Students meet year-round to prepare themselves for careers of the 21st century.

UCSD Upward Bound Math & Science

Phone: 858-534-4252

Website: https://trio.ucsd.edu/programs/upward-bound-math-science.html

Eligibility: Contact to learn more

Description: The Upward Bound Math & Science program is designed to strengthen students' math and science skills and encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in math and science with the ultimate goal of pursuing careers in these professions.