YourWords STL

Right Versus Left

Feature Blog by Program Director, Anna Ojascastro Guzon
 
This week’s session at Marygrove started with the students arriving early.  “Are we going to be doing that rap stuff again?” one teenage boy asked me, while raising his hand.  He was taller than me and at least twice my girth.

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Sept. 16th

Feature Blog by Program Director, Anna Ojascastro Guzon
 
Yesterday afternoon, the YourWords tutors and the Marygrove students finally had the opportunity to meet at our first tutoring session.  We started with homework help, then dove into the writing assignment.  We examined the universal theme of loss in Jay-Z’s “Glory,”

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Collaborative Projects 2018

Collaborative Projects 2018

This past school year’s collaborative project, “Crossing Delmar” between New City School and Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls joined the students from schools that are 1.8 miles apart but divided by Delmar Avenue, and thus have entirely different student populations. The schools participated in 3 workshops each, during

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Lift for Life Gym

Lift for Life Gym

Lift for Life Gym was started as an alternative outlet for youth in 1988. Lift for Life Gym has training in weightlifting, basketball, yoga,  and cross-fit.   In addition to producing medal-winning athletes, Lift for Lift Gym has expanded to address many needs of their youth.  They offer

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Marygrove Children’s Home

Marygrove Children’s Home

Marygrove Children’s Home has a 165-year history of supporting children in need of shelter, nurturing, and support.  Their 200 daily residents range from infancy to 20.  Marygrove offers an astounding array of counseling, crisis care, independent living and life skills training, as well as mentorship in a home-setting.

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Collaborative Projects 2017

Collaborative Projects 2017

YourWords STL has initiated collaborative projects between Parkway Northeast Middle School and St. Louis Catholic Academy and Marygrove Children’s Home. In “Castles of Your Imagination: Creating Personalized Books for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma” a project designed by Anna Ojascastro Guzon, COCA teaching artist Maria Ojascastro, and children’s

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Pilot Projects and Workshops

Pilot Projects and Workshops

In addition to our main programming partners, we have also worked to create pilots and one-time workshops with Clay Elementary School and Grace Hill Settlement House, Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as the “Fantasy Maps” workshop at the St. Louis Small Press Expo in 2016!
 
 

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