108Young people prepared
for successful futures
Take control of building your future! Young people in YWCA St. Paul’s Youth Development IMPACT program build positive relationships with peers and caring staff while learning about leadership, employability skills, self-awareness and more. All programs are free and offered to ages 15-24.
Core programs and services include:
Ages 15–24 | Mondays, 2:30–6 p.m.
Start your week off strong by flexing your leadership muscles. Participants in this program are encouraged to build trust, foster community and practice their leadership skills every Monday as they plan and facilitate group activities, field trips, social events and more.
Ages 15-24 | Tuesday & Wednesdays, 2:30–5:30 p.m.
Polish up your employability skills to prepare for and excel in entry-level jobs. Level Up is an 18-week training programming that includes individual job coaching and guides participants through exploring interests, strengths and potential careers while learning about basic financial literacy and professional communication and etiquette. Participants also receive assistance with job searches, obtaining employment and ongoing support!
Ages 15-21 | Thursdays 2:30–5:30 p.m.
Join a community of girls and young women to talk about social justice issues, artistic expression and opportunities to lead change in our community. Girls Emerge provides individual coaching to grow self-awareness, health and wellness and leadership development and is open to anyone in the age group who identifies as female.
Ages 16-24 | Fridays 2:30–5:30 p.m.
Learn how to connect current skills and interests with prospective career fields for the future. Youth Connect allows participants to work one-on-one with support specialists who provide job coaching to explore prospective career fields tailored to individual interests and skills. In addition to programming hosted at YWCA St. Paul, participants have opportunities to gain paid experience in professional work spaces for up to 12 weeks.
Limited spots available, with orientation by appointment ONLY. For more information or to attend an orientation, please call 651-265-0731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Employment Program
Gain work experience and earn money with YWCA St. Paul’s Youth Connect service cohort!
- Individual coaching for job readiness skills, leadership development and more
- Work on group community service projects, such as landscaping or serving at a soup kitchen
- At the end of each cohort, receive a stipend and the option to sign up for another opportunity!
Contact the Youth Support Specialist by email or phone to learn more about the program or to follow-up regarding next steps.
La’Shante Grigsby, Youth Support Specialist
Young Women’s Initiative Minnesota
YWIMN Young Women’s Cabinet
We are so proud to provide leadership and advocacy development to the YWIMN Cabinet of remarkable young women at YWCA St. Paul!
The Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota (YWIMN), a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and the State of Minnesota, is a public-private partnership and a multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment to achieve equity in opportunities and to improve the lives of young women of color, American Indian young women, young women from Greater Minnesota, LGBTQ youth, and young women with disabilities.
The Cabinet is comprised of 25 young women ages 16-24 appointed by the Governor, and participates in statewide research and action planning to address disparities for girls and young women. Learn more here.