The Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 by Myrtle Faye Rumph in honor of her son, killed in a drive-by shooting. We provide free afterschool and low-cost summer programs for more than 400 students per year in grades 3-12 in the South Los Angeles area.
Our activities include assessments in math and language arts, homework and tutoring, STEM classes and SAT-prep workshops, leadership and life skills development, performing and visual arts, sports and recreation, field trips and more.
President Barack Obama presented our founder Mrs. Rumph with a 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal, our nation's second highest civilian honor, for her work at the center. United Way of of Greater Los Angeles in 2018 presented our executive director with their first Power of Her Award for her service at the Wooten Center.