Explosion West Foundation empowers underserved St. Louis youth through student-athlete development. We bridge sports and academics, leveraging the skills and values learned through sports to help our students grow academically, personally, and professionally.
We want sports to be a gateway to opportunities beyond the field or court. Our programs pair competitive athletic training with rigorous academic and personal development, giving our student-athletes the tools to learn and grow holistically through the sports they love. Together, Explosion’s programs, and the supportive community they’ve built seek to propel our student-athletes on the path to college and beyond.
BUILDING TOMORROW'S LEADERS TODAY
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DEVELOPMENT + APPLICATION CREATES CONFIDENCE = SUCCESS