Our education & tutoring programs provide enriching and supportive educational experiences to the participants. While our programs are based on the unique needs of our students and tutors, they all have one thing in common: the people. Our volunteers, donors, and staff are all dedicated to helping others learn, grow, and thrive.

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  • Develop Critical-Thinking Skills
  • Improves Self-Confidence
  • Inspires Future Ready Learners
  • Enriching Educational Experiences
  • Make New Friends

Education & Tutoring categories

STEAM Programs

In our STEAM program, youth are engaged in STEAM activities that nurture their curiosity, inspire creativity, and teach them how to succeed. Students are empowered through opportunities to participate in real-world learning and activities to develop the 21st Century skills needed to be “Future Ready” citizens. 

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Learning Labs

We believe that learning in a group setting helps youth develop and achieve their potential. Youth in our Learning Lab program make new friends and develop educational skills through small group and project-based instruction. 

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Climbing Above Conflict

At the Y, we believe youth have something special – a sense of cooperation – and youth should have a chance to learn acceptable ways to resolve conflict. Climbing Above Conflict is a cooperative partnership between the Y and St. Louis Public Schools. The program teaches fourth-grade students peaceful conflict resolution skills.

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Y Read

Our YRead program helps children and teens gain confidence and increase their reading comprehension and word recognition skills. The program provides one-on-one literacy tutoring to those who are at least one grade level behind in reading. Our supportive volunteer tutors nurture the potential of youth in our community through the support of Y staff, training, and provided literacy materials.

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ELL & Adult Literacy

Our adult literacy program provides supportive and enriching educational experiences to nurture the potential of everyone in our community, especially those who struggle with reading, writing, and English language skills. Students meet weekly with their tutors at a local library. The adults in the program improve their reading skills so that they can read to their children, enter employment, or earn their high school equivalency. 

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When you volunteer at the Y, you not only enhance your personal well-being but also take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood.