This fall, ARCHS has awarded $937,400 to support school age programs impacting more than 7,800 area youth.

ARCHS has issued grants to the following organizations:

·         Amanda Luckett Murphy Hopewell Center (People’s Health Centers)

·         Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

·         Fathers’ Support Center

·         Mark Twain Community Resource Center

The funding will support math and reading education, mentoring, behavioral health, nutrition/exercise, and college/career prep programs for youth in more than 30 St. Louis area schools. Many of the programs include parental engagement activities and career exploration field trips.

ARCHS provides strategic management and technical support to enhance the funded programs quality and results. Through its unique role as a state community partnership, ARCHS secured funding from the Missouri Department of Social Services to support these school age initiatives.