EOTO Programs


The KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) network comprises 183 high-performing public charter schools throughout the United States. KIPP schools are unique because they employ a college-focused culture to change the trajectory of the under-resourced students they serve. WU sponsors KIPP in St. Louis and plays an active role in assuring the success of its students and its growing network of local KIPP schools.

Students at KIPP: Victory Academy are “grounded in the belief that kids deserve a nurturing, challenging, joyful environment in which to learn, grow and achieve at the highest levels.” Students at KIPP Victory Academy are immersed in a high-energy environment that focuses on preparing students to be exceptional learners and self-advocates. Tutors play a pivotal role by working 1on1 with 2nd and 3rd grade students as they develop key foundational skills.

EOTO: College Bound (10-12)

EOTO: College Bound is a partnership with the local nonprofit organization College Bound. College Bound’s mission is to “provide promising high school students from under-resourced backgrounds with the academic enrichment, social support and life skills needed to apply, matriculate and succeed in four-year colleges.”

Within the broad range of opportunities provided by the organization, EOTO: College Bound mentors work with high school students one-on-one, serving as academic tutors, role models and friends. As an EOTO: College Bound mentor, you can interact with students close in age who are motivated, tenacious, energetic and often quite independent.

Hawthorn InvestiGirls (6-9)

Hawthorn InvestiGirls partners with Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls, a new school founded in the fall of 2015. Hawthorn is a single sex public charter school, which focuses on a rigorous academic program that aims to help young women “reach their highest potential, free from the many pressures and stereotypes that prevail in today’s youth culture.” WU sponsors the school and provides various forms of support in helping the school achieve its mission. WU students help out in the classroom and provide academic assistance in one-on-one or small group settings with Hawthorn students. Tutors will offer individualized attention and support during school day in academic goal setting, mathematics, humanities, and science.

Community Partner Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls Knowledge Is Power Program College Bound
School Hawthorn Leadership School KIPP: Victory Academy College Bound
Grade Levels 6-9 2-3 10-12
Tutoring Days & Time (Transportation Time Included) Monday –   Tuesday     2:20 – 4:10 pm Monday -Thursday   2:50 – 4:50 pm

Tuesday & Thursday    3:30 – 6:00 pm

Weekly Time Commitment 2 hours 2 hours  2.5 hours
Transportation Bus from campus Bus from campus CarShare/Carpool (funded by Gephardt Institute)
Total Number of Tutors 40 60 30


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