Official Blog of the Education Exchange Corps

Monday, April 4, 2016

Call for Volunteers: 2016 Summer Leadership Academy

What is a country to do when it has the least amount of money but the largest number of people in the world?
It invests in education because "if you can get your education, you can get a good job, get paid, and pay your taxes."
At least, that's what this country does when it's run by middle school students.

Last year, kids from kindergarten through high school spent three weeks running a world together at the Education Exchange Corps' Summer Leadership Academy. And we're back!

We will again hold this program in the Hyde Park neighborhood in North St. Louis City in July.
We run this program in the summer because, without it, many kids struggle to find academically engaging activities and a steady source of food. Our program is free for kids and families.

                             When: July 11-29; 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Monday - Friday
                             Where: Most Holy Trinity School and Academy
                                           1435 Mallinckrodt Street
                                           St. Louis, MO 63107
                             What: EEC 2016 Summer Leadership Academy

We need your help to run the program.

You can volunteer. 

Serve as a national adviser, working with a group of our young leaders to help them make decisions as they confront global crises like armageddon asteroids, trade markers for billions of dollars, and sign international treaties.
This is a great opportunity for those interested in expanding their teaching skills through a highly dynamic experience. We offer ongoing training in lesson-planning and managing an academic environment that empowers students.
We have both full- and part-time opportunities available, as well as longer term volunteer positions.

Serve as a special guest. We invite members of the community to spend time with our young leaders on at least a one-time basis, moving from country to country to answer questions that the leaders have about specific topics. We coordinate with our special guests so you can visit at a time and for a topic that would work best for you. Our young leaders love having members of the community visit, in large part because it shows the community cares.

You can spread the word.

Let your friends know about our efforts to give every child real opportunity. Ask if someone you know is available this summer to volunteer as a national adviser or a special guest. And send them our way!
If you would like one of us to speak to a group you are a part of, please let us know.

You can donate.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We rely on donors to sustain our programming. Any amount counts. And we've made it easy to donate. We have a big donate button on this page and on our website, or you can click here!

To get involved, please visit our website at or email me at

We are very excited for this summer. Check out our preview video below.

Together, we can make St. Louis a better home for everyone.

Elad Gross