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Joan Slay

September 19, 1931 – January 24, 2020 Joan was the matriarch of her family and of the Club. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Joan was never more proud of our work than when we expanded to serve girls a few years ago, and she was equally supportive of […]

Dutchtown Expansion

The Need Portions of South St. Louis, especially Dutchtown and Gravois Park, are challenged by an abundance of youth and a lack of comprehensive youth development programs to empower them with the skills and attitudes needed to graduate from high school and achieve long-term success. Youth in these neighborhoods are especially vulnerable to violence and […]

Sanctuary In Progress

The Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club is proud to announce that the Saint Louis Mental Health Board has awarded GSGBC a three-year grant to hire a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker and provide trauma-informed care to our members. GSGBC is in the process of implementing the Sanctuary Model of organizational change and responsive trauma […]

This Club Saved My Life!

Evidence That Our Club’s After-School Programs Are Relevant And DO Impact Our Kids’ Lives Since there is some recent national discussion about the relevance of after school and nutrition programs, we thought this summary of our own programs could present some factual, rational context to what has become a highly emotional issue. While the Gene […]