Velma Bailey

Velma Bailey was honored with the Harriett Woods Award for Exemplary Community Service from the League of Women Voters of Missouri. A former teacher and St. Louis alderwoman for the 19th Ward, Bailey founded St. Louis Torchbearers 2 in 2011. This youth development organization trains young people to serve in leadership roles among their peers, in their communities, and throughout the world. It hosts an eight-week day camp, provides cultural outings and field trips, and offers a 240-hour after school homework helper program.

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