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.

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

Education & Tutoring categories

Science Gone Mad

In our Science Gone Mad program, youth are engaged in STEM activities that nurture their curiosity, inspire creativity and teach them how to succeed.

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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 Y Read program helps kids gain confidence and improve their grades by increasing their reading comprehension and literacy skills. The program provides one-on-one literacy tutoring to youth who are at least one grade level below in reading. Our supportive tutors nurture the potential of youth in our community, especially those who struggle with reading. Students typically meet twice weekly with their tutors at a local library. 

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Literacy Council

Our adult Literacy Council 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.

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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.