It is amazing how, just spending a small amount of time with a student can make such an impact. UrbanFuture is the light at the end of the tunnel, known as the St. Louis Public School system. For all who work aT UrbanFuture THANK YOU, keep up the GOOD Work!!!!
Best Worthy Cause - 2007
Since 1998 Urban Future has paired hundreds of middle-school students in St. Louis with volunteer mentors trained to assist them in character growth, academic achievement and career preparation. In one year alone Urban Future mentors helped raise sixth-graders' literacy scores 38 percent, moving from a second-grade reading level to a fifth-grade level. Urban Future is looking to double its impact this year and recruit 200 mentors who'll work alongside teachers and parents in the hopes of achieving the near impossible: creating a nurturing learning environment in the topsy-turvy world of the St. Louis Public Schools.