A Better Chance – National *
A Better Chance seeks to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. This is done by facilitating their entry into independent college preparatory schools. Through its network of member schools, A Better Chance is able to leverage an estimated $20+ million per year in financial aid for talented, economically disadvantaged youth of color. More than 96% of A Better Chance's graduates go on to college directly after high school, a majority entering our country's most selective colleges.
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Programming are in the areas of: Education & Career Programs; Character & Leadership Programs; Health & Life Skills; The Arts Programs; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Specialized Programs.
Girls Inc. of St. Louis
Girls Incorporated of St. Louis (Girls Inc.) provides educational and cultural programs in safe environments for girls that enable them to raise their aspirations and realize their potential. Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Our programs address a variety of topics including language arts, math, science, media literacy, economic literacy and more.
Kingdom House Youth Services
Through a variety of services, childcare, food & clothing assistance, job training, youth and teen programs and Senior Companions, Kingdom House helps thousands yearly to achieve self-sufficiency and gain economic independence. Kingdom House Youth programs include an After School Program for ages 6 to 12 that provides tutoring, arts and crafts, computer training, fitness, field trips, and a meal each day after school. Our Summer Day Camp operates for eight weeks each summer. We also offer youth a variety of recreational activities including organized baseball, basketball and soccer teams. Camperships provide inner city children with overnight camping and field trip experiences.
Our programs and services include: affordable, state-licensed and accredited early childhood care and education serving children ages 6 weeks to 5 years; quality after-school programming for children ages 6 to 12 years at thirteen St. Louis and St. Louis County Elementary schools; and parent engagement and education programs, serving young mothers ages 13 to 22 years.Pakt Center
Pakt Community Resource Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enrichment of people’s lives through providing services to those in need. After School Programs provide well run, professionally staffed, structured after-school programs. Access to recreational (i.e., dance, drumming, and circus skills) and educational needs (i.e., fine arts, multi-ethnic cultural awareness, and academic tutoring) are part of the offering for youth and their families at low or no cost. Pakt’s flagship summer day camp program provides youth from ages 9-18 with the tools they need to increase their academic performance. The program provides children opportunities for academic enrichment, character development, cultural appreciation, social responsibility, and the benefit of parental involvement.
Reaching Independence through Support and Enrichment (RISE)
RISE (Reaching Independence through Support and Enrichment) is a partnership between the YWCA Metro St. Louis and Family Resource Center intended to improve St. Louis' school children's academic and social outcomes. The RISE curriculum will focus on the following areas of children's development: Academic enrichment and tutoring; Community involvement and social skill building; Emotional and character development; Nutrition and physical fitness activities; and Parental engagement to support children's learning.STAGES Performing Arts Academy
At the STAGES Performing Arts Academy, our mission is to inspire passion, creativity, and curiosity within students of all ages while providing the highest quality professional training in the musical theatre arts. Our sequential curriculum, Access the Arts, and our scholarship programs provide a range of opportunities that reveal the beauty of the performing arts.
St. Louis Community College Youth Programs
The Continuing Education office offers a wide variety of programs and classes for kids of all ages at all four campuses: Meramec, Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Wildwood. We offer classes in dance, cooking, foreign languages, science, computers, recreation and fitness, sports, arts and crafts, and many more subjects.