Music for the Mind

St. Louis Classical Guitar Society has teamed up with 25 area low-income and underserved schools — including Jennings Jr. High — to enhance their arts education. Volunteers go into the schools every week and work with the students, teaching them the basics of music and guitar. Students are also encouraged to help each other and act as peer mentors.

There’s a lot more to education than blackboards and textbooks. Behind the Minds takes you behind the school doors to highlight educational initiatives within St. Louis city and county K-12 schools. Watch for teachers, staff, administrators, and students who will blow your mind with innovative ideas and programs.

Music for the Mind

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For two weekends this semester, students at Kirkwood High School will be given a homework break. Is this a boost for mental health, or going too easy on them?

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Arch Grants Winner Plays "ViTAL" Role in Classroom Access

ViTAL, a St. Louis based startup, has created technology to use touch screens' vibrations to open up learning for blind and visually impaired students.

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Swim Author

Longtime St. Louis swim coach Khannie Dastgah hopes to reach children who otherwise may not know about water safety with a new book series.

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Mary Institute Country Day hopes to make water safety a priority and invigorate it’s water sports with a new state of art aquatics facility.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am