Every young person deserves a bright start to their adult future regardless of the resources they’ve grown up with. YWCA St. Paul’s Youth Development programs provide connections, resources and a safe place to build a community.
Alaysha's Success Story
Alaysha is a participant in YWCA St. Paul’s YW Stride, which supports young women of color who are transitioning from foster care by helping them secure stable housing and navigate relationships, resources and systems. Her incomparable spirit and determination have helped her achieve goals she once thought impossible.
YWCA St. Paul Youth Development programs empower young people to build bright futures. Programming helps young people affirm who they are, and supports them in building leadership skills, employment readiness and academic success. Open to young people ages 15 to 22. Transportation assistance available. Ready to get involved with one of our Youth Programs? Contact Ivette Izea-Martinez at email@example.com to get started!
YW Stride helps young women of color ages 18–24 who are transitioning from foster care by helping them secure stable housing and navigate relationships, resources and systems. Leveraging the unique combination of services offered at YWCA St. Paul and the expertise and collaboration of our Youth and Housing & Supportive Services programs, staff provide life coaching and empower participants to build confidence and self-efficacy through an 18-month program.
Participants may also access any other YWCA St. Paul programs they are eligible for during their time in the program. This is a referral-based program only. To refer your client or patient, contact Holly Marshall at HMarshall@ywcastpaul.org.