YSTL is a bridge organization bringing together progressive students and young activists with local social justice organizations to collaborate on combatting the military-industrial complex, challenging corporate power, and advocating for the rights of racial and gender justice.YSTL supports students as they build power in their communities and on their campuses through strategic, long-term organizing.

Our Mission

Young Activists United St. Louis serves as a link between students and young activists across campuses, social justice organizations, and causes in the St. Louis area. We facilitate learning and action opportunities through development trainings, organizing forums, and channeling students and young activists into concrete social justice work.

Our Values

Young Activists United St. Louis believes in building and transforming our communities through relationships that support self-determination. We advocate for all forms of social, economic, and environmental justice. We oppose all forms of oppression. We stand for equality and justice.


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