Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)


The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) is for St. Louis youth in grades nine through twelve to acquire awareness, training, and engagement as community leaders; to recognize critical needs and issues; to learn how to develop and implement plans to address those needs and issues through policy; and to acquire the skills and support to improve their well-being and resiliency.

This nine month fellowship program from February 2021 through October 2021; meeting one Saturday per month except twice in February. To prioritize the health and safety of participants and facilitators amidst COVID-19, 2021 YEP will comprise of a mix of online and in-person sessions.

Via Zoom from 10 AM to 1PM

  • Saturday, February 27
  • Saturday, March 27
  • Saturday, April 24

Tentatively in person from 10 AM to 3PM

  • Saturday, May 22
  • Saturday, June 26
  • Saturday, July 24
  • Saturday, August 28
  • Saturday, September 25

Cost: FREE

Scholars receive monetary compensation for participation.

Read more and apply here by February 12:

YEP is a collaboration of MU Extension and Northside Community Housing with support from Ready by 21 St. Louis; St. Louis Youth Violence Prevention Partnership; St. Louis City Health Department; Missouri Foundation for Health; Mental Health Board and St. Louis ReCast.

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