St. Louis Youth Development Collaborative
A Mayor Jones initiative, the Youth Development Collaborative offers youth programming sites for the summer.
Mission and Vision
The Youth Development Collaborative’s vision is a city where all programming outside of the school day enhances learning and responds to the physical, social, and emotional needs of all children and their families by offering activities that help youth grow, learn, and develop.
The Mayor’s Office of the City of St. Louis and the Department of Health are committed to evidence-informed programs that provide fun, safe and nurturing experiences for youth and disrupt the cycle of violence. Summer enrichment programs play a key role in cognitive, academic, social, and physical development. The benefits of high-quality afterschool enrichment activities carry forward into adulthood and are associated with fewer problem behaviors and less crime as well as higher educational attainment in adulthood.
Programming will take place during the month of June between 2 pm and 6 pm (serving snack) and the month of July between 8 am and 6 pm (serving breakfast, lunch, and snack).
- Open for ages 5-17
- Academic enrichment
- Character development
- Fun activities by local programs
- Open to all youth in STL City (not limited to SLPS students)
No events available.
Map of 2022 Locations
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Blue sites represent city funded sites
Red sites represent additional local programming
Green sites represent city recreation centers
SLATE Receives YouthBuild Grant to Help At-Risk Youth Obtain High School Certifications, Develop Skills in Construction, Healthcare, Logistics, and Transportation Pathways
The program will provide high school equivalency and industry-recognized credentials to 65 youth ages 16-24 years old
Press release | St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment | 06/28/2023
City of St. Louis Announces Expansion of Recreation Center Hours, Programming for Youth Following Tragic Overnight Shooting Downtown
The City is working to expand youth programming and hours at Wohl and Marquette Recreation Centers in the weeks ahead.
Press release | Division of Recreation,Office of the Mayor | 06/18/2023
City of St. Louis Announces Summer Fun STL Youth Programming Sites, Summer Youth Job Opportunities
Summer 2023 safe and fun activities and job opportunities for St. Louis youth
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Office of Violence Prevention,Division of Recreation,St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment | 05/25/2023
Board of Aldermen Opens Applications for City Youth Council
The City Youth Council convenes young residents and city leaders to address issues that impact the lives of youth in St. Louis.
Press release | Board of Aldermen,President of the Board of Aldermen | 05/19/2023
St. Louis Lifts Up Key Investments in Youth, Community Violence Intervention, and Infrastructure on Second Anniversary of Historic American Rescue Plan
The American Rescue Plan has resulted in historic economic recovery, job growth, and transformative investments led by governments across the country.
Press release | Office of the Mayor | 03/13/2023
City of St. Louis, Metro Transit, and SLATE Extend Youth Transit Program through 2024
Metro Transit will continue accepting the current Gateway Go cards until new passes are printed.
Press release | Community Development Administration,Metro Transit (formerly Bi-State),Office of the Mayor,St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment | 02/27/2023
Contact the St. Louis Youth Development Collaborative at firstname.lastname@example.org.