Since he started with Beyond School, Xavier has gone up two reading levels.
Meet Xavier, a fourth grade scholar at The Spanish School. At December’s Family Night, Xavier’s father was there to see him earn the Academic Achievement Award for increasing his reading levels. Family Night allows the families of the students in Beyond School to celebrate the accomplishments of scholars throughout the year. Relationship is built and emphasized as families and staff come together in support of each scholar.
Through working with his volunteers, Xavier is eager to accept goals that will challenge him to succeed. Miss Taylor, his Success Coach, had noticed that he is always making an effort to connect with volunteers and Beyond School staff. His inquisitive personality allows him to constantly learn about the lives of the adults in his circle. When you support Mission: St. Louis, you're empowering students like Xavier to become leaders in our community.
WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL THAT XAVIER HAS ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED AND ARE EXCITED TO WALK ALONGSIDE HIM AS HE CONTINUES LEARNING.
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Over 90% of JLT graduates are not re-offending.
Our Beyond School students are growing 2-3 months in math + reading each month they're with us.
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"Give my brothers a round of applause!"
A few weeks ago, DeAndre and 14 other hard working men graduated the Fall 2016 session of the Job and Leadership Training program (JLT). He gave a speech in front of his fellow graduates, employers, friends, family and the job coaches and volunteers. He spoke of the journey that he and his brothers had went on together.
A year ago DeAndre lost his wife to cancer. After this tragic loss, this single father of two twin girls went above and beyond in order to find himself a worthwhile job. He became our first JLT student to intern at and be hired by our longtime partner, BJC HealthCare. DeAndre worked hard through his eight week internship and proved that he was a valuable employee. He even quit smoking cold turkey in order to fulfill BJC’s nicotine-free policy.
DEANDRE ABSOLUTELY DESERVES A ROUND OF APPLAUSE. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW JOB AT BJC!
"I don't see the point of doing something everyone else wants me to do when I can do better."
Meet Edward. Even though he is our newest 9th grade scholar, he is already viewed as a leader and a role model within the classroom. Edward sees Beyond School as an extra opportunity to study and has been pursuing academic excellence through ACT prep and other assignments.
Although he has only left Missouri once, Edward plans on making a big change as he thinks ahead to college. He has his heart set on Harvard University, and his success coaches and volunteers will do everything they can to support Edward as he achieves his dreams.
WE BELIEVE IN EDWARD AND ARE HONORED TO BE A PART OF HIS JOURNEY.
Jason Hampton was shot 17 times.
He was in the hospital in a coma for over 30 days. His mother faced the horrible decision of removing him from life support. Thankfully she waited -- and he woke up.
After this experience, Jason decided to change his life. Your support is critical to providing men like Jason with the opportunity to rewrite their stories.
When Jason started Job & Leadership Training (JLT), he was 31 years old, had four children and never held a job. JLT volunteers like you walked with him as he learned to take a new direction in life. Not only did Jason get and keep a job at Chevy's restaurant, but he has become a squad leader who encourages other students to be on time for classes and take the program seriously. At JLT graduation, Jason told his class,