L.E.A.D. Holiday Appeal

Making a difference in the lives of the children and families served by L.E.A.D. Promising Youth is what we are all about. As we strive to empower our students through education and mentoring, we recognize that it truly takes a village to make a life changing impact. Poverty is not easy to escape.  It takes commitment, stewardship, time, and money. By offering over 200 hours of tutoring and mentoring  each year , along with basics such as food, back to school clothing, shoes, warm coats and gloves, we provide a path to self- sufficiency. In the last seven years, 12 of our students have graduated from high school and gone on to college or job training. One more will graduate this June. Many of them literally grew up with us. We provide a safe place to enhance a child’s education, and we mentor our students to be confident and productive members of our community. All of this at no cost to our students and families.

We need financial help to carry on our mission.

Your contributions will help provide:

1.Bus transportation to and  from L.E.A.D.

2, Field trips to the Magic House, Zoo, Science Center, Art Museum,  The Missouri Botanical Gardens and more.

3. Back to school clothing, backpacks filled with school supplies, coats, hats and gloves. Food baskets for the families at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

4. Breakfast and lunch during the summer program and Saturdays during the school year. Dinner on Tuesday evenings during the school year program.

5. Teachers and Mentors who are dedicated to each child’s education and well-being.

Your support will play a vital part in allowing us to continue to encourage and enable our students to discover a path in life that affords them independence, respect, and personal fulfillment.

Please enter the donation you wish to make on our donations page or click the donate button below.

Donate to Help L.E.A.D. Students

Happy Holidays and thank you for believing in our mission and our students!


Executive Director L.E.A.D. Promising Youth