St. John’s House Learning Center, located in Huntington's
poorest housing projects, gives children who live in this
area a safe, supportive place to come after-school to
learn, play, eat, grow. We provide learning development
activities, academic help, mentoring, advocacy and life skills
units for school aged children and youth in the
Marcum Terrace housing project.
For many children, this is the one place where they can
get a hot meal, ask questions about school work or a life
problem, and enjoy fun activities like playing in the
playground, hosting a lemonade stand or working on the
West Virginia is a state known for being wild and
wonderful but also known for being poor and unemployed.
The city of Huntington is beautiful but has both these
problems as well a serious high school drop-out rate, drug
prevalence and a high teen pregnancy rate.
By working with children as soon as they begin
school in kindergarten, and providing them with a safe,
nurturing environment through out their school years, St.
John's House hopes to affect all these areas in a positive
way, giving the children a fighting chance to break the
cycle of poverty. We help kids thrive, be the very best
person they can possibly be and most importantly imagine
a future for themselves that is very different from their
present circumstances of most of their friends and family
in their housing project.
People often say that they want to make a difference.
They say that children are our future. St. John's Learning
Center invites you into the joy of making a difference in
our world, our state, our community, our school system,
our neighborhoods our own lives by making a difference in
the life of one child at St. John's House.
Volunteer, donate, support, pray.