ARCHS, on behalf of The St. Louis Hidden Figures Committee, proudly nominated Vincent McKinney and Lorenzo Stanley to receive the St. Louis Hidden Figures award. This award was created to recognize individuals that go unnoticed in their efforts to better the lives of St. Louis' more vulnerable children.

Vincent McKinney has spent more than 15 years overseeing academic and cultural enrichment, along with facilitating programs that promoted entrepreneurism and health. He is best known as a 4H STEM robotics educator, where he teaches with an emphasis on engineering and technology.

Vincent McKinney
Lorenzo Stanley is a member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity Inc. and works as an advisor/mentor for the Sigma Beta Club, a youth group associated with the fraternity. His efforts aim to position himself as a positive male role model in the community and to connect with children on a variety of issues.

Lorenzo Stanley

Along with six other honorees, these two were recognized during a ceremony at Ashland Elementary School on Feb. 21.


The St. Louis Hidden Figure Partnership is composed of ARCHS, Provident Inc., Hopewell Center, The ASAP Program at Ashland Elementary (a St. Louis Public School), and St. Louis City Children’s Division.