Being presented at the annual Veiled Prophet Ball is a big deal for every young woman who’s ever made her debut at the venerable event.

On a blustery Saturday in November – one that saw temperatures drop a dozen degrees in a matter of 20 minutes – a group of dedicated volunteers elected to spend their morning working outside in the rain. Why? Because the students of The Biome School in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhoo…

A lavish winter fête, brimming with elegant young maidens bedecked in white gloves and splendid gowns. A jubilant cavalcade of high school marching bands and elaborate floats snaking through downtown St. Louis. A summertime tradition of fireworks and festivities in celebration of America’s b…

“City Academy transforms children, families, and our community through exceptional education and bold expectations that empower children to overcome barriers,” says Don Danforth III, president and co-founder. “We believe a family’s geographic location and income should never be a barrier to …