YSTL is a bridge organization that provides leadership training and opportunities for social engagement and empowerment. We connect people on campuses, in their workplaces, and in their home communities to the social justice community in St. Louis. We seek to empower youth to become the next generation of activists in the social justice movement and stand with young people and students to fight for social change.
We are currently involved in solidarity work with various organizations in the St. Louis area including Peace Economy Project, Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates, and others. We currently have a chapter at the University of Missouri-St. Louis where we are building relationships with new student organizations such as Minority Student Nurses, Associated Black Collegians, and the Student Government Association. Through these relationships and recruitment at other campuses and workplaces we hope to build a stronger coalition of students and young workers to strengthen the youth movement.
Our meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at the World Community Center, 438 N Skinker, St. Louis, MO. We welcome people from all walks of life and are willing to provide snacks and child/dependent care for those who need it.