Healthy Living

Green STL Machine | Ambassadors for Health Initiative | Ages 13 – 18

We’re tackling teen pregnancy and creating teen leaders who are Ambassadors for Health with City Academy, Girls Inc., Saint Louis University and the Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Prevention Partnership.

Healthy living works to develop youth from the inside out – helping them become whole and well individuals, learn to shop for, prepare and even grow nutritious foods. We offer tips and health resources to counteract childhood obesity, diabetes and other chronic illnesses which can lead to problems with day-to-day functioning and even carry over into adulthood.

Participants learn about science experiments and math measurements by engaging in aeroponic, vertical gardening and healthy cooking. At the same time, we see increases in vegetable consumption and knowledge of a healthy diet in programming collaborations with Green Bronx Machine in New York and Operation Food Search.

Among gardeners the number of students who enjoyed eating fruits and vegetables increased to 83% from 48%.
87% were inspired to make healthier life choices.

Have questions about our Healthy Living programs? Please contact Sheleia Phillips:

314-679-5234 or

Email Sheliea

The Green St. Louis Machine

“The Green St. Louis Machine” | Ages 5 +

Students will learn to grow healthy food in an urban mini-farm setting using state of the art “Tower Gardens.” Coached by a culinary expert students will learn to make nutritious meals.

Meets: During After-School on select days | Session: Year Round

Ambassadors for Health Initiative

Ambassadors for Health Initiative | Ages 13 – 18

This initiative is an extension of the Healthy Babies, Children and Families launched by the Club in 2015. The ambassadors were chosen for their dedication to community service, extracurricular participation, and academic excellence. Ambassadors are encouraged to serve as “change agents” and work with their peers on a call to action to encourage youth to talk about the barriers to infant vitality and overall health and wellness. Through this initiative, they launched an educational resource website in 2017: teenhealthstl.org