You Have Made An Impact!

How Your Support Impacts School-Age Youth in the City of St. Louis


Did you know that more than 25% of school-age children are on their own after school? The likelihood of a child to experiment with crime, drugs & alcohol increases 50% during the peak hours of 3 – 6 pm.   To combat this problem, United 4 Children works to expand access to safe, enriching places for our youth after school through our Road to Quality program.

With these services, youth are given a chance to flourish in engaging and educational afterschool programs. The training, coaching, and resources that U4C provides to afterschool professionals help create safe, engaging, and inclusive environments that improve each child’s educational and life experience.

We were honored to receive the following endorsement from a Road to Quality provider, Spencer Miller at Buder Elementary:

“I just received an excellent training from Deborah Taylor called ‘Building Strong Children’.  At the core of the training was a teaching of empathy and how difficult some of these children’s lives are.  I was raised in a rural area and have not always understood what the children’s lives in an urban area are really like.  It was very foreign to me.  This training brought home how many forces are working against these children in today’s society, and how important after-school programs and good influences are for the children.  It was eye-opening for me.

Deborah helps coach me when I have various problems arise.  At the beginning of this school year, she was helpful with some behavior problems we were having, and trained me how to situate staff in a more effective way that led to fewer behavior disruptions almost immediately.”

Because of your support in 2017, 2200 youth in the City of St. Louis are safe while families are working and are experiencing reduced behavioral problems, higher academic achievement, improved work habits, and healthier relationships.

Thank you again for your continued support to make more youth in our communities a priority!