Academic Resources

Cradle to Career Pathway to Success

pathway to success mapThe Cradle to Career Pathway to Success is a visual representation showing some of the milestones for a student’s success from birth through high-school graduation and beyond. It shows where students need to be today to be positioned for success tomorrow. For parents, teachers, students, and anyone interested in ensuring the future success of our children. Download the PDFs right here. It is in three languages.

Summer Reading

The summer reading flyer (2 pages) (PDF) shows the importance of reading for at least 20 minutes every day and the different outcomes for students who read 20 minutes, 5 minutes, or just 1 minute each day.

It Takes Just a Minute to Read

It Takes Just a Minute to Read (PDF) offers advice for parents about how to read with their child and how to talk about what they’ve read together.

It Takes Just a Minute to Talk

It Takes Just a Minute to Talk (PDF) offers advice for parents about how to talk to their child in ways that support and increase literacy.

Bedtime Math

Bedtime Math sends out a playful new math problem daily to solve with your kids at breakfast, dinner, bathtime, bedtime, or wherever and whenever it fits in your family routine. Problems begin with a brief set-up with things kids love – electric eels, chocolate chips – then asks three levels of math questions. This is a great, fun way to make math part of your daily routine. They also offer a monthly bedtime math calendar with stickers to track how many problems you’ve done.

Learning Heroes

Learning Heroes helps parents support learning at home — with simple actions to help students reach their goals.

Campaign for Grade Level Learning

The Campaign for Grade Level Learning focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade. Browse their comprehensive list of learning and reading resources for families here.

Waterford “7 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Teacher at Parent-Teacher Conferences” offers a list of good questions to ask at upcoming meetings or parent-teacher conferences. These questions are good starting points as you and your child’s educator work together to help your child succeed this school year.

Social Needs

Start Here STL

Start Here STL provides general information, street addresses, phone numbers and websites for dozens of agencies, shelters, employment resources, food pantries and other organizations throughout the St. Louis area.


211 offers a comprehensive database of nonprofits and thousands of available resources in Missouri and Illinois, as well as a number of solutions for partners who want to better serve their clients.

Mercy Neighborhood Ministry Resources

Mercy Neighborhood Ministry Reources focuses on community health and access in the communities served by Mercy hospitals and clinics in St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties. Mercy Neighborhood Ministry has partnerships with over 100 community health and social service agencies, clinics, churches, and schools to connect community members with health and social service resources.


BHR provides crisis support, telephone counseling, and mental health resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.