Essential Playzone aka "The Zone" Tutorial Resource Center             





Young people need direction and guidance, and we are here to share at "The Zone" which is a 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit Tutoring Resource Center for young people. We are located in the North County area of St. Louis, Missouri.We are seeking donations and support to help teach young people the art of effective communication in an engaging and academically focused environment. We are working to provide better alternatives to young people than street life. We are giving young people the tools they need to be effective communicators in the world of work and even in their own community by building leaders through effective communication.

We can use any amount of support (volunteerism, financial support, or donations) which will help young people learn to communicate effectively and have fun in a safe educational environment. Please take the time to help us help them by giving a small donation of some sort. Each $10 donation will help provide a young person with the necessary reading, writing, and math services to enhance their overall development, as well as, help them build lasting relationships with mentors and tutors by learning the art of effective communication. Help us...Help them!

What's in it for you! If, you find it possible to give your support to us at the Gold, Silver, or Bronze level, we'll advertise your companies name in our center for at least 90 days on a bulletin board or wall; or we'll advertise your companies name on our website as a donor/sponsor of "The Zone' for at least 90 days; or if you prefer we will put a link to your company's website directly on our website. Also, we are a registered nonprofit, so all donations are tax deductible.

There are three levels of support for companies:

*Gold Sponsorship$3,000 and above

*Siver Sponsorship$1000 to $2999

*Bronze Sponsorship$500 to $999

*Individual /Company Donations or Sponsor a Youth Donations= $10 to $499


Thanks for any amount of support! 

Any amount of monies you feel comfortable with is sufficient and each donation will directly benefit a young person in the St. Louis area. Thank you!

Our Start-up Goal is $10,000. We understand this is a big goal, but we believe others in our community believe as we do that providing essential services for young people is a great place to start by helping them build a better future.

Registered Nonprofit-501(c)3

***In an effort to keep your donations secure and safe from cyber interruptions we prefer all donations be sent to our location in the form of a check. Please make the check payable to The Essential Playzone, PO Box 3943, St. Louis, MO. 63136 or 640 N. Hwy 67, Florissant MO, 63031. Include an email address for confirmation of your donation. 


Hours of Operations: 

All programs are overseen by a licensed educator 

Monday- Academic Bootcamps, Tutoring, and Homework Help                              4 pm-9 pm 

Tuesday - Academic Bootcamps, Tutoring, and Homework Help                            4 pm-9 pm 

Wednesday- Academic Bootcamps, Tutoring, and Homework Help                        4 pm-9 pm

Thursday- Academic BootcampsTutoring, and Homework Help                           4 pm-9 pm

Friday-                                                                               CLOSED    

Saturday-Tutoring and Homework Help                                                                   10 am- 6 pm (By Appointment Only)

Sunday-                                                                                                                 CLOSED


To improve the skills of young people by fostering better communication (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) for improved leadership to better prepare youth for the world of work/careers and their community.

The Essential Playzone is Closed on the Following Holidays:

New Years Eve and New Years Day 


Mother's Day 

Memorial Day

Father's Day 

Independence Day 

Labor Day

Thanksgiving (the day before and the day after) 

Christmas (the day before and after)