Whew! We have so much to share...
Letting Youth Speak for Themselves
St. Paul Youth Services commissioned these youth-written, youth-produced videos from the youth at Intermedia Arts' Media Active. Learn what they want adults to do...and not to do! Then share!
Welcome to YouthPower, our new youth-led organizing hub
YOUTH OF COLOR ARE EXPERTS on their lives, needs, and the injustices they face, but too rarely at the table in developing strategies for racial equity.
YouthPowerTM is built on that premise: a place where youth of color can gather, reflect, express themselves, build skills, organize, and advocate for serious change on issues that affect their lives.
Youth participants will be compensated for their efforts and ideas. They'll also experience an affirming curriculum of Healing & Identity, Exploration & Innovation, and Policy Change.
It starts this summer with 15 Black boys and young men and will open to all youth of color this fall. Read about it in our newsletter and watch this space for updates and details!
See How We Impacted City Policy!
At our recent 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!
We're so proud to be named a Saint Paul Foundation Nonprofit to Know!
Donating to St. Paul Youth Services is a great way to amplify youth voice and improve outcomes for youth -- everywhere they are: at home, at school, with the law, and throughout the community. Our work spans from 24/7 crisis response to behavior intervention all the way upstream to improving public policy and creating the conditions for youth to thrive!