Welcome to St. Paul Youth Services.
We share proven and pioneering practices for effective youth engagement
so ALL youth in our community are healthy, hopeful, and free
with skills and opportunities to pursue their dreams.
Gain skills, confidence, and connections for engaging youth at our Ambassadors for Youth Academy - starts Sept 22.
Adults often stand back when we could be a force for positive change in a young person’s life. Learn what youth need, how they think, what they’re facing, and how to turn your ideas into action! LEARN MORE & REGISTER
Youth Forum: How Will Saint Paul's New Curfew Law Affect You?
THE CITY’S CURFEW LAW IS CHANGING. HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE A SAY.
The Saint Paul City Council is considering changes to the curfew law and they want to hear from youth! Learn about the proposed changes and share your feedback and experiences at our Youth Forum. Let policymakers know how the law, how it’s enforced, and how its consequences impact you.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
SUN RAY LIBRARY
2105 Wilson Avenue, Saint Paul
Each year, we provide guidance, support, and opportunities to more than 1,000 young people who are facing challenges at home, at school, with the law, and in the community. These challenges threaten the youth's well-being and our community's vitality. Too often the default response is punitive rather than productive. We believe in holding youth accountability while helping them grow.
We partner with organizations and train and coach educator and staff from nonprofits and public agencies on how to create organizations that are truly youth-centric, especially in terms of transforming their practices and environments to be more effective and welcoming for youth of color, LGBTQ youth, immigrant youth, and/or youth who have experienced trauma and/or poverty.
We create vehicles for youth influence on public policies that impact their lives, provide space for them to organize, and create and share tools and strategies to hear from youth and vet their policy decisions for positive and equitable impact on our youth.
Too often, youth work has been undervalued and families have been viewed as bystanders. It takes passion to make a difference for young people, but also skills, respect, empathy, accountability, and an equity lens to effectively partner with youth and their families in gaining the skills to achieve their dreams. We're committed to living by these values and to partnering with others who demonstrate them, too.