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ORGANIZATION: YourWords STL

  • 12 people are interested
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YourWords STL is an all volunteer, after-school, tutoring organization dedicated to teaching St. Louis youth how to amplify one's voice through writing.

In this particular volunteer program, we meet in-person for 2 hours, two days a week in partnership with the Clay Community Resource Center. The Clay Center is a community oriented program to service the youth in the surrounding North St. Louis Area. The center will house multiple community support organizations, aiming to provide access and equity to the surrounding community.

We tutor young women and men ages 10-20, from public and private schools in the area. We believe that with our help, they will be able to finish the school year on top, having worked toward obtaining a high school diploma or other goals they have. The students who sign up or come by are very motivated and are anxious for the support we provide. Each week, we do 2-4 hours of general homework help according to each student's needs.

We are looking for volunteers at least 21 years, specifically skilled in the maths and STEM-related subjects with compassion for under-served youth. YourWords STL is committed to reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve through volunteers who support the mission of amplifying the voices of St. Louis youth. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Ideally we are seeking tutors who can attend most of the weekly sessions, as this provides for a valuable mentoring relationship to develop. However, we also always need tutors who can attend sporadically to fill in for our regular tutors when they need to take a day off.

If this sounds like something for you, please do not hesitate to contact Imani Harris, our volunteer coordinator at imani@yourwordsstl.org to get started!

For more information about Your Words STL go to http://www.yourwordsstl.org.

2 Shifts

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  • Sun May 01, 2022 - afternoon / 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
    One session = 1 hour (shift covers multiple of sessions)
  • Sun May 01, 2022 - afternoon / 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
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About YourWords STL

Location:

20 S Sarah, St. Louis, MO 63108, US

Mission Statement

YourWords STL uses one-on-one tutoring, creative workshops, and collaborative writing projects to amplify the voices of St. Louis youth. We are committed to helping bridge cultural and economic divides in St. Louis by honing the ability of people to tell their stories, while ensuring that as many ears and hearts in the community are listening.

Description

YourWords STL provides free creative writing programming and homework tutoring to young people in under-served areas of St. Louis. We partner with other organizations to provide workshops for their populations.

We have been partnered since 2015 with Marygrove Children’s Home a therapeutic residence for children who have been abandoned or abused and have nowhere else to turn. We provide regular weekly 90-minute sessions there to young men and women aged 16-20. Each semester we have weekly one-hour creative writing workshops led by local artist educators. The tutor volunteers also work with their students for one hour each week on homework as needed for school.

We provide stand-alone workshops with other partner organizations including Lift for Life Gym. Each year we bring students from various backgrounds together in collaborative writing projects. The tutoring we provide students, whether in person or virtual, becomes even more urgent and impactful, as disparities in resources grow in the wake of a pandemic.

YourWords STL is seeking volunteer tutors, willing to commit to 90-minutes weekly tutoring sessions. For the fall semester of 2020, all tutoring will take place via Zoom video conferencing. We are seeking tutors from a variety of professional backgrounds, with strengths in math, science, English, finance, history, or political science, and we prefer tutors live in or near St. Louis MO. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us, and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

Sun May 01, 2022 - Sat Jul 30, 2022
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

3820 North 14th StreetClay Community Resource CenterSt. Louis, MO 63107

(38.66311,-90.19932)
 

SKILLS

  • Relationship Building
  • Mathematics
  • Tutoring
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Math / Science Instruction

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 hour sessions, once or twice a week (1.5-3 hours a week total) from May 1- July 30
  • Must be at least 21 years old.

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