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Youth Development

youth development

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.

Core Programs

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 to get started!

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.

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