Programs and Services
Better Family Life “Own The Summer” 2016
With all of the crime, political and social issues that are plaguing the country and your personal lives, don’t you think it’s time to take back your life back? Better Family Life, through their Youth, Family and Clinical Services, wants you and your children to take back your summer and participate in their “Own The Summer” summer activities. Starting with their Neighborhood Resource Center, Better Family Life has taken their kind hearts to the Ferguson neighborhood and is now offering services such as medical supplies and an open food pantry, Monday through Friday, to assist Ferguson residents in their day-to-day living challenges.
S.A.F.E. Passage Summer Camp
In Summer 2017, Better Family Life, Inc. will host its 17th annual Urban Rhythms S.A.F.E. Passage Summer Camp. S.A.F.E. Passage provides a holistic environment that keeps kids S.A.F.E.! S.A.F.E. Passage does this by facilitating Safe. Afrocentric and Fun Enrichment programs designed to enhance academic achievement. Children ages 5-15 will have the opportunity to spend their summer participating in exciting theme enrichment activities including dance, drama, art, science, play therapy, may study, science, soccer, swimming, field trips and much much more. Spaces are limited. Be sure to enroll your child today. Before and after care will be available. State assistance, sliding scale and scholarships are available for qualified applicants. For more information or to enroll please call (314) 454-0622.
Black Knights Club
“Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment” - Garry Kasparov
Better Family Life believes this wholeheartedly by starting their Black Knights Club for children, ages 5 – 16, who would like to learn to play chess. Better Family Life will train 90 children this summer on the art and science of playing chess. To participate in the Black Knights Club, all children must first enroll in the Urban Rhythms S.A.F.E. Passage Summer Camp. If you would like to register your child for this great opportunity, please call us at 314-367-3440. $50 registration per child.
Youth Leadership Academy
Are you ready to turn your young man or young lady into a leader of tomorrow? If so, Better Family Life’s Youth Leadership Academy is the way to do it. From July 6-31st, Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm, Better Family Life is offering leadership training for youth ages 12 – 18. In additional to the leadership training, your child will also get a chance to participate in activities such as, the Teen Pregnancy and STD/HIV Prevention training, field trips around St. Louis, Dance and Drama courses, Swimming, Basketball camp and local college fairs and tours. Space is limited. A one-time $25 activity fee is required per student. For more information, contact 314-454-0622.
21st Century Viking Quest Afterschool Enrichment Program
The 21st Century Viking Quest Afterschool Enrichment Program is the program for children in the Normandy district. Viking Quest provides a rich holistic After School experience that is designed to enhance academic achievement. The program is funded by DESE 21st Century Community Learning Centers and is administered in cooperation with various community partners. Students receive homework help and dinner daily. They will also have the opportunity to participate in exciting enrichment activities including dance, drama, art, science, play therapy, soccer, filed trips and much, much more. Transportation is provided. Spaces are limited. Be sure to enroll your child today by contacting Normandy Middle School at 314-493-0500.
Better Family Life “Own The Summer” 2015 activities is sure to keep you and your child busy this summer. Don’t miss out on all of the fun. Call Better Family Life today.