Alternative Education Program

East Side Heart & Home Family Center offers a variety of alternative education programs including an annual summer youth program, tuition assistance, GED tutoring, and job training programs.

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The summer youth program looks a little bit different every year, but usually consists of both educational and recreational components. In 2015, we hosted a week-long STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) summer camp. Students participated  in hands-on projects and activities focused on ideas ranging from the weather to magnets to animals to colors. This summer, students will be putting on a live production of the musical “The Saga of Dead Dog Gulah.” They will work together as a team to design and paint the scenery, learn the songs, and act it out!

The Family Center also provides significant tuition support for participants of our Family Program to attend a variety of private schools in St. Louis and the Metro East.

Furthermore, because we believe that education is a lifelong process, the Family Center offers job training programs and GED tutoring as needed.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.

Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

– The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. –