Mayor Lyda Krewson, the City’s Economic Development Board and the City Dept. of Human Services are pleased to announce that it has awarded funding to nine (9) organizations that will provide FREE services and opportunities for Youth and Young adults ages 16 thru 24.
The City of St. Louis through the Economic Development Sales Tax is making a long-term investment to help youth and young adults, achieve academic success, leadership skills, career development and to obtain meaningful skills & employment in areas of their interest.
The Youth Empowerment Services Portfolio (YESP) services are for In-School Youth, Out of School Youth and Young Adults, who reside in the City of St. Louis. The mission of the YESP is to invest time, resources and funding to implement innovative approaches to enable Youth and Young Adults who do not have access to resources, to thrive in school, to work and to transition successfully to adulthood.
Individuals ages 16 to 24 , Parents and others who are interested in obtaining information regarding the summer jobs, leadership training, career exploration, services for students beginning college at the St. Louis Community College campus, and a host of other opportunities, are encouraged to contact the awarded agencies.
The awarded organizations are as follows:
• Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis
• College Bound
• STL Dept. of Public Safety
• The Father’s Support Center
• LifeBridge Partnership
• Mission St. Louis
• Missouri Botanical Garden
• St. Louis Internship Program
• STL Youth Jobs Summer Program