Yeyo Arts Collective Coming North
Jan10

Yeyo Arts Collective Coming North

GREATER VILLE — Yeyo Arts Collective has been empowering women and families through the arts across the St. Louis region for nine years. Now founder and coordinator Dail Chambers says it’s time to bring their programs to the north side. The organization focuses on building leadership qualities through art and culture, hoping to build up prosperity and resources in black neighborhoods. The collective began with a gallery in the Locust...

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SLPS cutting Sumner Football?
Dec20

SLPS cutting Sumner Football?

Here’s the play that has allegedly been tossed from “downtown”: the Sumner Bulldog’s football program may be cut after this season.  St. Louis Public Schools did not reply to request for comment on this story, but a team of Sumner alumni touched down on Facebook this past weekend to oppose the cutting of the school’s storied football program. One alumnus alleged that the education board would meet to see if the decision could somehow...

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Appreciating What We Have This Holiday
Dec09

Appreciating What We Have This Holiday

Jariah Mosley, a 7th-grade student at Lyon Academy at Blow, says her favorite time of year is during the holidays in winter. While she loves her math and science classes, she is excited to have some time off from balancing her busy schedule of school, cheerleading, and her after-school program at North Campus to celebrate Christmas with her family.  “Every year, we set up a Christmas tree and make cookies. This year our tree is white...

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Surgeon Teaches Kids Life-Saving Techniques
Nov29

Surgeon Teaches Kids Life-Saving Techniques

A St. Louis trauma surgeon who has treated hundreds of gunshot victims is teaching north side kids and community members how to “stop the bleed” in a life-or-death situation. Dr. Laurie Punch, a trauma surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and an Associate Professor at Washington University, is the co-director of Stop the Bleed STL. The nonprofit offers free, one-hour seminars led by doctors, surgeons and EMT professionals that teach...

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Students learn empathy through art after school
Nov15

Students learn empathy through art after school

On a cold Tuesday night in the O’Fallon Park neighborhood, students are inside The Meghan A. Flannery Learning Center finishing dinner and getting ready for their nightly enrichment classes. A group of students are gathered around a table filled with different colored chalk pastels. Students, like third grader Darius Holmes, have their hands covered in chalk dust as they fill their paper with different tints, shades, and tones of...

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Non-Profit Teaches Financial Literacy to Children and Adults
Nov15

Non-Profit Teaches Financial Literacy to Children and Adults

The collapse of the economy in 2007 was the biggest financial crisis the nation faced since the Great Depression. For almost two years this financial earthquake shook our economy causing devastation in the housing market and on Wall Street. However, one good thing to come out of that period was a new era of financial literacy. Darlene Martin, owner and founder of the non-profit organization Money Smarts School of Finance for Children...

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