Giving Kids a Shot at Success
Dec09

Giving Kids a Shot at Success

FAIRGROUND—Mission: St. Louis’ goal is to empower the city’s most vulnerable residents and neighborhoods through education outreach, job placement, and community involvement. Located in the 3100 block of N. Grand, it sponsors Beyond Charity, which offers home repairs and tax prep assistance, and Beyond Jobs, which supports job and leadership training. Beyond School, a partnership with AmeriCorps, hosts after-school activities for 3rd-...

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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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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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Groups Made Halloween Fun for North Side Kids
Nov01

Groups Made Halloween Fun for North Side Kids

O’FALLON PARK — Costumed trick-or-treaters walked up and down the sidewalks of the 4400 and 4500 blocks on Athlone, Holly and Red Bud in the O’Fallon Park neighborhood Wednesday with bags full of candy and smiles spread across their young faces.  The kids travelled from house of house in the designated Halloween Safe Zone. This was the tenth year for this annual Halloween event in the north side neighborhood. The tradition was...

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Telling a Storyteller’s Story
Oct25

Telling a Storyteller’s Story

Madelyn, a 9th grade student at Cleveland NJROTC, says her favorite class is English, not because it’s easy or that it’s taught by her favorite teacher, but because she loves reading, writing, and telling stories. “Scary stories and movies are my favorite because they keep me on my toes. You know how they’re going to end and what’s going to happen, but it still scares you and it’s exciting to see how everything happens,” Madelyn says....

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Safe Zones mark milestone in O’Fallon neighborhood
Oct25

Safe Zones mark milestone in O’Fallon neighborhood

Halloween is a time for kids and adults of all ages to come together as one community and indulge in all things ghouls and goblins. As with previous years, community leaders and local residents  are helping to keep everyone safe while the kids enjoy everything from costumes and candy, to hanging decorations and going to parties in the O’Fallon and Hyde Park neighborhoods. Twenty-first ward Democratic committeewoman Laura Keys, a...

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