Since 1929, Gene Slay's Girls & Boys' Club of St. Louis has empowered youth with quality, holistic programs that provide them with the tools to escape cycles of poverty. The mission of the Gene Slay's Girls & Boys' Club of St. Louis is to empower boys and girls in the St. Louis metropolitan area, especially those who need the Club most, to realize their physical, intellectual, and emotional potential. Many Gene Slay's Girls & Boys' Club's alumni have and continue to impact the St. Louis metropolitan area as leaders in the business community, elected officials, judges, medical professionals, police officers and fire fighters, professional athletes, and philanthropists. The Club works to prepare the next generation of young men and women to lead the community. The Club's vision is that the youth served will achieve the skills needed to graduate high school, enter college, live healthy lifestyles, and provide leadership in the community. As the community around the Club has changed, so have its programs. The Club has devoted itself to evolving with St. Louis to ensure that it will always exist as a resource for youth.