CAN! Academies of St. Louis is a free public charter school opening this August.
Here (left to right) St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay presents a City of St. Louis flag to Dr. Yolanda Cruz, director of expansion and Grant East, founder and president emeritus of AmericaCan.
The mission of the CAN! Academies of St. Louis is to provide a second chance for at-risk youth and their families to achieve economic independence and hope for a better life through relationship-based education and training.
The CAN! Academies of St. Louis is currently enrolling 17-21 year olds who are looking to get back into high school and get their diplomas. There are no fees to enroll; no tuition; and transportation is free.
To enroll or for more information, call 888-250-4315.
(Photo and text by Gentry W. Trotter)