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Saturday, March 17, 2012

EEC Summer Academy 2012

For the last half a year, you haven’t heard much from me. I started law school at Washington University in the fall and let’s just say the time commitment thing has been a struggle. So far, I’ve had to sacrifice blogging for programming, but you can still get updates about us through Twitter and our Facebook page. It takes less time to write 140 characters than a blog post!

This summer, we are partnering with Clay Elementary again to run a 3-week summer academy for neighborhood kids and other children from the city who can find their way there. Last year, our Harry Potter camp was a big hit with the kids and we are looking for another group of volunteers to take the reins this summer. Check out our video from last summer to see the kinds of activities we do.

We are currently looking for an academy director and volunteer academy teachers to run the program. The time commitment is flexible, but the benefits are really worth your time. Several of our academy teachers have gone on to join Teach for America and similar post-graduate teaching programs. Many others have used their experience as a launching point for different academic pursuits in the sciences, public policy, and law. This is a great opportunity to get to know St. Louis city, help a fun group of kids have experiences they wouldn’t get otherwise, and develop better teaching and leadership skills through hands-on application and training.

To learn more, visit or e-mail

Hope to see you out this summer!