Books & Basketball builds a stronger St. Louis Community by:
1.) Connecting WashU and local elementary school students to inspire each other in a fun academic and active environment.
2.) Fostering relationships between the college students of today and those of tomorrow.
3.) Helping each other develop important academic and life skills for a brighter future.
Outstanding Community Partner
Outstanding Community Parter by the Saint Louis Community Education Council on May 3, 2013
What We Do:
A typical day at Books and Basketball consists of 45 minutes of homework help followed by 45 minutes of gym time. Basketball and other organized games provide a great opportunity for the kids to form meaningful relationships with tutors while they simultaneously develop valuable social skills. The benefits of gym time translate to the tutoring portion because the positive relationships formed help to maintain a level of respect that contributes to successful learning and homework completion
Recognition as an Outstanding Community Partner
by the Community Education Council on May 4, 2012
Outstanding Service by the Saint Louis Public Schools’
Office of Institutional Advancement on May 1, 2012