YourWords STL

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


3820 N 14th StSt. Louis, MO 63107 United States

Organization Information

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.


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

We partnered with Marygrove Children’s Home a therapeutic residence for children who have been abandoned or abused and have nowhere else to turn from 2015-2022. Starting in 2022, our tutoring has moved to Clay Community Resource Center in the Hyde Park neighborhood, offering tutoring twice weekly. The tutor volunteers work with students each week on homework as needed for school.

We provide stand-alone workshops with other partner organizations throughout St. Louis. 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 60-minute weekly tutoring sessions. 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.

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