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St. Louis – After School Programs

Posted by Schevus on February 20, 2009

In my first post about education in St. Louis I talked about the importance of after school programs. I have done some research, and it seems that the majority of St. Louis programs are affiliated with the After School for All Partnership (ASAP). ASAP is itself a partnership between Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS) and St. Louis For Kids.

If you are looking for a program for your children, ASAP offers a comprehensive list of programs. They also offer good homework advice for parents. Remember, you are the first line of defense for your child’s education. If you are interested in volunteering with an after school program, I will highlight three providers.

First is Youth In Need. This organization provides before and after school programs in ten schools in St. Louis. From their site:

Volunteers needed to tutor, play and interact with school-aged children, 5-12, in before and after-school program. Volunteers needed Monday-Friday, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in 10 St. Louis City Schools.

Youth In Need also offers head start programs and have need of volunteers for that as well. Youth In Need offers many other youth oriented programs including an emergency shelter, a street outreach program, a teen parenting program and more. You can find volunteer information here.

Next is the YWCA of Metro St. Louis. The YWCA provides programs in several St. Louis schools, as well as head start programs. Additionally, the YWCA offers other services for girls and young women. Information on volunteer opportunities can be found here. Be sure to call the appropriate number listed under each category for more information.

Finally I will highlight the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club. Boys and Girls Clubs offer myriad programs and services for kids and teens. In addition to after school programs, they offer character building and mentorship, community involvement, and sports and fitness programs. You can find volunteer information for all of their programs here.

If you find none of these organizations to be to your liking, there are many more that offer similar programs and services and which are not that difficult to look up. I strongly encourage volunteering with an after school program if you are looking for volunteer ideas.

Feel free to share information about other programs. Also, stop by and leave a comment here and $2 will be donated toward education in St. Louis!

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