UrbanFUTURE, in partnership with family, school and community, is dedicated to the success of urban youth through character formation, academic growth and career preparation.

UrbanFUTURE  is a nonprofit agency that serves at-risk youth, grades 6th-8th, in 2 St. Louis Public Middle Schools.  We are an after-school program that provides students with enrichment activities, tutors, mentors, and career exploration.

Volunteer Opportunities

INSPIRE Mentoring:  Mentors partner with parents and teachers to focus on literacy, character development, virtues, and goal-setting.  The mentoring session takes place one day a week, your choice, Monday- Thursday, one hour a week form 4:30pm-5:30pm.  In addition to the mentoring session, the mentor will be asked to reach out to the parent via phone call to let them know what went on during the mentoring session.  We ask that the mentor commitment is one year, but, would love for the mentor to continue year-after-year

IMPACT Tutoring:  Tutors can choose to tutor in Communication Arts (Reading and Writing) and/or Mathematics.  The commitment is just ONE hour a week from 4:30PM – 5:30PM, ONE day a week ( Monday – Thursday).  Tutors work individually or in small groups with students on academic skills and literacy. The tutoring commitment is one semester, however, we would love tutors to stay as long as they wish.

All volunteering will take place at the school site.   Volunteer may choose preferred site that is convenient.  Team Leaders will be present to help volunteers.

Busch Middle School, 5910 Clifton, St. Louis, MO 63109 (located in the St. Louis Hills Neighborhood, near intersection at Hampton/Holly Hills)

Fanning Middle School, 3417 Grace, St. Louis, MO 63116 (located near Tower Grove Park, near intersection at Grand/Gravois)


Volunteer must be able to have transportation to get to school site to volunteer.  Volunteers will need to fill out application, paperwork, background check and a character reference form and attend a one-time training that lasts about an hour.

Contact Information

UrbanFUTURE 2823 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103 http://www.urbanfuturestl.org

Nikki Martinez Community Outreach Manager 314-776-3434 volunteer@urbanfuturestl.org