YSTL is a bridge organization that provides leadership training and opportunities for social engagement and empowerment. We have a campus chapter at University of Missouri-St. Louis and are looking to expand to other school campuses as well. We connect people on campuses to the wider community and to social justice organizations and seek to empower youth to become the next generation of activists in the social justice movement.
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. At our UMSL chapter we are building relationships with new student organizations such as Minority Student Nurses, Associated Black Collegians, and the Student Government Association to promote the interests of students and provide social justice oriented programming to engage new allies.
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.