After 45 years of disrupting the cradle-to-prison pipeline, we're partnering with Black youth to dismantle it.

Watch our newest video (above) inspired by and starring YouthPower youth based on the impact Black history has had on them, their sense of identity and community, and their collective efforts to fight white supremacy and realize justice for Black boys and young men. Then hear more from YouthPower participants about their experience below! 

See what an investment in St. Paul Youth Services can do! 
Read our giving message.

Through our Behavior Intervention Program, we partner with schools to improve student attendance, behavior, and academics through our smart, fair, loving approach.

Through our Behavior Intervention Program, we partner with schools to improve student attendance, behavior, and academics through our smart, fair, loving approach.

In our Pre-Charge Diversion program  we hold youth accountable through restorative justice for minor misdemeanors without the trauma and lifelong consequences of a criminal charge or detention. 

In our Pre-Charge Diversion program  we hold youth accountable through restorative justice for minor misdemeanors without the trauma and lifelong consequences of a criminal charge or detention. 

Download the Event Flyer

Download the Event Flyer

See How We Impacted City Policy! 

At last year's Youth Forum, young people courageously shared their serious concerns about changes City Councilmember Rebecca Noecker was proposing to Saint Paul's curfew law. As a result of their feedback, she withdrew her proposal.

It demonstrates the importance and power of youth voice in policy and of St. Paul Youth Services' leadership in connecting policymakers with young people to create a community that wraps its arms around our youth. Read CM Noecker's statement

Thank you for responding to youth concerns, CM Noecker! This youth-led effort contributed to the creation of YouthPower, to have a sustainable way for youth to connect, learn, build power, and amplify their voices on issues affecting their lives.

Check out the Storify from the event to see what youth had to say.

Check out the Storify from the event to see what youth had to say.

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Want to Improve Outcomes for Youth of Color? We Can Help! 

Learn about the tools, training, programs, and partnerships we offer to help your nonprofit or public agency improve outcomes for Black youth, indigenous youth, and other youth of color.

We're a Saint Paul Foundation "Nonprofit to Know"

We're honored to be recognized for our work! 

Do's & Don'ts by Youth for Adults: How to be Smart, Fair & Loving

We commissioned youth to write and produce videos on how THEY want adults to treat them.  

ABOUT THE PHOTOS ON THIS WEBSITE To honor young people's power to represent themselves, we commissioned youth artists at Intermedia Arts to photograph their peers. This allows us to preserve the confidentiality of our youth program clients, many of whom are facing challenging situations, and demonstrate that young people are best able to tell their own stories.

ABOUT THE PHOTOS ON THIS WEBSITE To honor young people's power to represent themselves, we commissioned youth artists at Intermedia Arts to photograph their peers. This allows us to preserve the confidentiality of our youth program clients, many of whom are facing challenging situations, and demonstrate that young people are best able to tell their own stories.