SAINT LOUIS, MO – Mayor Tishaura O. Jones joined the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis distributed food to the families who participated in the location’s youth summer programming sites on Wednesday, July 21. They distributed $200 of food to 60 youth and their families, each with the permission of Instacart and made possible by the government for giving them some funds and helping start this program.
The summer youth program aims to perceive safety, engagement, and learning while school is being out of season. Therefore, the City of St. Louis is fully supporting youth’s priority and be holds partnership with SLPS as a key provider to connect families and these services or resources.
The government itself has prepared five youth programming sites, which are:
1. Nance Elementary
This program is aimed for the ages of 6 to 12 years and is held by Girls Inc. Nance Elementary is starting from June 28 until July 30 on 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
2. Hickey Elementary
Hickey Elementary is starting from June 28 until July 30 on 8a.m. to 8.30 p.m. and is dedicated to the ages of 6 to 14 years.
3. Northwest Academy of Law High School
This program is aimed for the ages of 6 to 14 years and is being held from June 28 to July 30 on 8 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. This program also is organized by Boys and Girls Club.
4. Oak Hill Elementary
Oak Hill Elementary is one of the youth’s programs aimed for those who are in their 6 until 16 years of ages and organized by Gene Slay Girls and Boys Club. This program is starting from June 28 to July 30 on 7a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
5. Hawthorn Leadership Academy
This program is for kids ranging from the ages of 6 to 12, and organized by Girls Inc. They start this program on June 28 until July 30.
All of those programs are dedicated for youth in town to provide education and enrichment programming in order to connect parents and local sources.
Mayor Jones’ American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, contains $4 million in funding to conduct the programs, including for distributing the foods on Northwest Academy of Law High School program. These programs also include three free meals throughout the day and youth can register for free.
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