ST. LOUIS (June 26, 2018) — The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) has awarded a grant of $2,500 to the St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center in support of a course titled “Are We Speaking the Same Language?”
Provided through MHC funding, “Are We Speaking the Same Language?” will offer youth the opportunity to:
- Gain a deeper understanding of language in a social, cultural and historical context.
- Examine the connection between who we are, how we live and how we speak in a creative and informative way, and how these impact our ability to communicate and interact with others.
- Develop a deeper sense of self in relation to the world around them. The program will be offered on a weekly basis to youth in detention throughout the course of the year.
The MHC is the only statewide agency in Missouri devoted exclusively to humanities education for citizens of all ages. It has served as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1971.
For more information about the grants program of the Missouri Humanities Council, call 314.781.9660 or 800.357.0909 or write to the MHC, 543 Hanley Industrial Court, Suite 205, St. Louis, MO 63144-1905.