YourWords STL


 YourWords STL was featured on @Now.St.Louis on Me-TV St. Louis! We're so thankful for the opportunity to have had YWSTL'S co-founder Anna Ojascastro Guzon interviewed on their program.




KSDK interviewed Co-founder and Program Director, Dr. Anna Ojascastro Guzon, on St. Louis' Digital Divide. Former Tutor Coordinator and VISTA Kim Daniel was also featured!

“When we put 60 students or so on the screen from different parts of St. Louis, it is very easy to see that divide,” she explained. "The worry is that these effects could last a lifetime."

Watch the segment here.





Congratulations to Program Director Dr. Anna Ojascastro Guzon for a LaunchCode Moonshot Award nomination!

"In the spirit of entrepreneur Jim Mckelvey, LaunchCode's Moonshot Awards recognize the efforts of St. Louis trailblazers -- those working toward new solutions to better our community."

Learn more about the Moonshot Award here.







Congratulations to Program Director Dr. Anna Ojascastro Guzon for earning a EdHub STL Fellowship!

"The EdHub STL Fellowship empowers education “intrapreneurs” to develop and/or expand transformative education initiatives with equity at the center.

Fellows lead a mission critical project, program or systems change for their school or school district, government education agency, community organization, or education non-profit. Fellows receive mentorship, training from industry leaders, support of The School of Social System Design at Washington University, free office space at CIC (4220 Duncan) over the course of 9 months and have access to funding."

Learn more about Anna's EDHub STL Fellowship here.





On Thursday, July 12th 6-9pm at UrbArts, Program Director Dr. Anna Ojascastro Guzon was a featured guest on the season one finale of Who Raised You?

"Podcast co-hosts Treasure Shields Redmond and Jia Lian Yang created a one-of-a-kind experience celebrating the guests and poets of Season One. Attendees experienced the energy of our ancestors mixed with our imagination for the future, sprinkled with art, sound, ritual, laughter, and cultural transformation accompanied by ASL interpretation from Angela Hernton and Jimmie Handley."

More information about this event can be found here.





Nancy Fowler writes about Unheard Voices: You Don't Know My Story for NPR













Program Director Anna Guzon Ojascastro sat down with Sherita Love for the ExpandED Equity Collaborative podcast "ExpandED Conversations". Please listen for a wonderful summary of our founding, recent programming, and our future!

ExpandED Conversations








Program Director Dr. Anna Ojascastro Guzon sat down on the Social Synergy podcast to discuss YourWords STL.

The Social Synergy Launch Pad is a sustainable network of leaders and entrepreneurs that provides education, business services and connection events to help startups.



Development Manager and AmeriCorps VISTA, Dr. Michelle Haberberger, was interviewed by St. Louis activist and radio host Dsmoovee of Streetz 105,1.  She discussed the history and programming of YourWords STL and our work in the community.

The entire interview is available here!





Program Director Dr. Anna Ojascastro Guzon sat down with Staci Static, host of the "The Static Podcast". STL broadcasting royalty, Staci Static interviews comedians, entertainers, musicians, and more live from Saint Louis, Missouri.

The Static Podcast with YourWords STL's Anna Guzon

Today on the podcast is Anna Guzon co-founder of YourWords STL, an organization that uses tutoring, creative writing workshops, and collaborative writing projects to amplify the voices of St. Louis youth.

Posted by The Static Podcast on Wednesday, June 26, 2019




Congratulations to Program Director Dr. Anna Ojascastro Guzon for her nomination by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a “Thanks For Giving 2018” award!

Read more about her Anna's nomination here.

















NPR's Nancy Fowler interviews Co-founder and Program Director Dr. Anna Ojascastro Guzon on the collaboration between YourWords STL, Marygrove Children's Home, filmmaker Daniel Blake Smith, and PRIME Theater for the staged production of Unheard Voices: You Don't Know My Story 

Cut & Paste: Former physician helps youth use words to create healing brain connections







Thank you to Eileen G'Sell and Alive Magazine for spotlighting our work in an interview with Anna!

Language Matters: YourWords STL Co-Founder Anna Guzon




Thank you to Tim Christian for our videos from the April Poetry Month event, A Louder Than a Bomb Screening. Here's the trailer for our event:

Please visit our new YouTube channel for all the videos: here.




St. Louis Community News, June 2016

More information available here.