Creating Heathy Black Futures: St. Paul Youth Services’ YouthPower Program partners with Urban Boatbuilders and Minnesota Zoo; Big reveal August 9!
Please join us on Friday, Aug. 9, 1:30 p.m. when YouthPower™ will launch and paddle the canoe they built and present environmental research and recommendations. YouthPower families are invited to attend and Media are also invited to the launch celebration and research presentation. Come to the main parking lot of the Minnesota Zoo and proceed to the administration building.
After 45 years of disrupting the cradle-to-prison pipeline, we're partnering with Black youth to dismantle it.
Watch our latest video (below) inspired by and starring YouthPower youth based on the profound impact of Black Girls reclaiming their power.
Watch our 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!
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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.
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We commissioned youth to write and produce videos on how THEY want adults to treat them.