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 our Youth Program Manager, La’Shante Grigsby at LGrigsby@ywcastpaul.org to get started!
Girls Emerge is a program that gives young women the opportunity to create community, affirm identity, explore careers, and promote social justice through a racial and gender equity lens. If you want to start achieving your personal goals while gaining valuable leadership skills as you learn about advocacy and community building, check out Girls Emerge.
All participants of Girls Emerge will receive a Power Planning Pack to help organize thoughts and schedules as we plan for powerful futures. Take action, join today and become your best self with Girls Emerge.