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CAMPUS Y PROGRAMS

EDUCATION AND CHILDREN 

America Reads 
Are you qualified for Federal Work-Study? Tutor students at nearby schools and other area locations in reading and math and get paid. 
For more information, contact americareads.wucy@gmail.com

Catalyst 
Participate in a weekly after-school science education program for middle school students teaching them basic scientific principles and doing hands-on science activities. 
For more information, contact catalyst.wucy@gmail.com

Coder Dojo 
Be a part of the first Coder Dojo in St. Louis and teach programming and technology to middle school students. 
For more information, contact coderdojo.wucy@gmail.com

Gateway 
Inspire intellectual curiosity and excitement about learning in young students. Serve as a classroom aide in Saturday morning enrichment classes for children in grades K-8. 
For more information, contact gateway.wucy@gmail.com

Greg Delos Y-Tutor 
Serve as a weekly tutor for students at Wydown Middle School across from the South Forty or Brittany Woods Middle School in University City. 
For more information, contact ytutor.wucy@gmail.com

Science Olympiad 
Volunteer to work with middle school students to help them master various sciences so they can participate in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events. 
For more information, contact scienceolympiad.wucy@gmail.com

Spotlight on Youth 
Perform shorts plays regarding important life lessons and lead acting workshops for students. Volunteers may write scripts, design mobile sets, act, or direct. 
For more information, contact soy.wucy@gmail.com

V.E.R.D.E. (Volunteers for Environmental Restoration, Development, and Education) 
Work to foster a greater awareness about environmental issues among school children and assist nearby communities with beautification and restoration projects. 
For more information, contact verde.wucy@gmail.com

MENTORING AND CHILDREN 

Arts and Kids 
Create opportunities that expose children to the arts through drawing, painting, and other craft projects in after-school programs. 
For more information, contact artsandkids.wucy@gmail.com

Einstein Explorers 
Help bring your love of science to the patients at local children’s hospitals, providing them with a learning experience and an opportunity to brighten their day. 
For more information, contact einsteinexplorers.wucy@gmail.com

Field Day 
Volunteer for this one-day event in the spring that is built in the same form as the field days we all remember from elementary school. Local elementary students participate in a day full of academic and athletic challenges. Volunteer opportunities include being a group leader, activity leader, and helping to set up or clean up. 
For more information, contact fieldday.wucy@gmail.com

Koaches 4 Kids 
Coach a youth sports team for a fun-filled and rewarding experience. Volunteers will have the opportunity to plan practices and coach games for their team. 
For more information, contact k4k.wucy@gmail.com

P.A.L.s (Promoting Active Lifestyles) 
Help us fight childhood obesity one child at a time. Promote active lifestyles through nutrition education and health advocacy. Mentor and educate youth on healthy lifestyle choices. 
For more information, contact pals.wucy@gmail.com

Picture the Future 
Encourage middle school students to explore their artistic side through photography and creative writing. 
For more information, contact ptf.wucy@gmail.com 

Safe Trick-or-Treat 
Volunteer on Halloween for a fun-filled afternoon that provides children from the St. Louis community an opportunity trick-or-treat in the residence halls at Washington University in St. Louis. 
For more information, contact stot.wucy@gmail.com

Yoga for Youth 
Teach yoga to elementary school students, focusing on mind and body awareness and integrating emotional and physical balance. 
For more information, contact yogaforyouth.wucy@gmail.com

 

ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY OUTREACH 

Cadence with Care 
Play musical instruments, either solo or in an ensemble, for patients at the Siteman Cancer Center. Play music you love and help put a smile on a patient’s face. 
For more information, contact cadencewithcare.wucy@gmail.com

Help to Heal 
Volunteer with children at a transitional housing shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Help create a safe place for the children to play and express their feelings in a supportive and fun environment. For more information, contact helptoheal.wucy@gmail.com

Project Picasso 
Incorporate arts and crafts with art history to benefit the children in the hematology/oncology ward of Children’s Hospital. For more information, contact projectpicasso.wucy@gmail.com

Project Sunshine 
Provide arts and crafts, special events, and other activities for the youth at local children’s hospitals. Volunteers also support children and youth with serious chronic health conditions by providing encouragement and support through the creation of care packages. For more information, contact projectsunshine.wucy@gmail.com

T.A.G.G.E.D. (Tutoring Adults to Get G.E.D.’s) 
Tutor adults preparing to take their GED high school equivalency exams. For more information, contact tagged.wucy@gmail.com

The Writing Shelter 
Help create a safe place for exploration, where mentors and survivors of domestic violence can engage in creative writing. For more information, contact thewritingshelter.wucy@gmail.com

W.A.G.S. (Working so Animals Get Support) 
Help support local animal shelters by walking, socializing, and playing with dogs and cats. For more information, contact wags.wucy@gmail.com

Wash. U. H.O.P.E. (HIV Outreach Prevention Education) 
Volunteer and provide supportive services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Promote AIDS awareness on campus and within the community. 
For more information, contact wuhope.wucy@gmail.com

LEADERSHIP

Executive Council and Program Leaders 
Interested in a leadership position? Apply to serve on the student leadership, programming, and policy-making council for the Campus Y or become a Program Leader. The Executive Council and Program Leaders are traditionally selected in the spring. For more information, contact exec.wucy@gmail.com

L.A.U.N.C.H. (Learning And Understanding New Challenging Horizons) 
Help first-year students make an easier transition to college life by organizing and being a leader for this three-day retreat at YMCA Camp Lakewood. Applications for Leaders of this cornerstone pre-orientation program are available in the fall - stop in or call the Campus Y for details. For more information, contact launch.exec@gmail.com

Member Services Associate (MSA) 
Are you an undergraduate student who loves people, wants experience working for an international organization, and is work-study eligible? Apply to join our team for an opportunity to take leadership in the day to day operations and become an invaluable part of the Campus Y family. For more information, contact jessica.schenk@gwrymca.org

 

New Program Incubator 
Do you have an idea in mind for a new student program? The Campus Y has incubated many different programs over the years. Many of the programs listed here are “indigenous” Campus Y programs, started by our members! Complete the attached card, or just stop by the Campus Y and speak with one of our members or a staff person to get started.
For more information, contact exec.wucy@gmail.com