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Be a part of Kids at Heart today. 

Kids at Heart offers free tutoring and mentoring for low-income students in grades K-12th.  UPLIFT provides in-person tutoring and virtual tutoring.  Join Kids at Heart today as a tutor or student with just a few simple steps! LEARN MORE

Tutoring Sites:

Tuesdays  |  5 PM - 7 PM

Skyline Hills Library

7900 Paradise Valley Rd

San Diego, CA 92139


Wednesdays  |  3 PM - 6 PM

Malcolm X / Valencia Park Library

5148 Market St

San Diego, CA 92114

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Schedule a Meeting or complete the enrollment form!

Carla Dorantes
EMAIL: carlad@UPLIFTSANDIEGO.ORG | CALL: (619) 376 - 3513


For many students in our program, barriers to academic success come in the form of poverty and the struggle of learning English as a second language. KAH tutoring serves students grades K-12th. Your participation as a tutor will make a significant change in their lives. The personal attention that our students get from one-on-one tutoring will help them excel academically, graduate high school, and pursue a journey that will help them break free from the cycle of poverty. If you're ready to make an impact, please refer to the information below!

Eligibility Check:

  • Age 18 years or older

  • Pass a background check

  • Complete online mandated reporter training

  • Attend Kids at Heart Orientation/Training

  • Commit 1 hour/week during the school year (September - June)

  • Have access to high-speed internet and a laptop (if virtual tutoring)

Kids at Heart provides FREE virtual tutoring and mentoring for low-income students in grades K-12th. Most of our students live below the poverty line and speak English as a second language. The Kids At Heart program offers virtual tutoring countywide as well as in-person tutoring in the highest needs neighborhoods of the City of San Diego.

Students are assigned to a trained volunteer tutor who will spend weekly one-to-one tutoring sessions to assist the student with any schoolwork and help them form successful study habits.


  1. Complete the Student Application (Below)

  2. Await follow-up communications from Program Manager

  3. Commit 1 hour/week during the school year

Kids at Heart ofrece tutoría y tutoría virtual GRATUITA para estudiantes de bajos ingresos en los grados K a 12. La mayoría de nuestros estudiantes viven por debajo del umbral de la pobreza y hablan inglés como segundo idioma. El programa Kids At Heart ofrece tutoría virtual en todo el condado, así como tutoría en persona en los vecindarios con mayores necesidades de la ciudad de San Diego.


  1. Llena la solicitud de estudiante

  2. Esperar el correo electrónico del administrador del programa

  3. Comprometerse a 1 hora/semana durante el año escolar 

Como parte del programa, los estudiantes serán asignados a un tutor capacitado que dedicará tiempo semanal individual para ayudarlos con cualquier trabajo escolar y ayudarlos a formar hábitos de estudio exitosos.

Program Contact Information

Phone: (619) 234-4504
Office Hours: Mon-Thu, 8am - 4pm

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