Youth crime http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Public Officials, Community Groups Celebrate Summer Jobs Program http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-officials-community-groups-celebrate-summer-jobs-program <p>Sharon Holbrooks is with the <a href="http://monsanto Family YMCA branch">Monsanto Family YMCA branch</a> in north St. Louis City and can remember when a young &nbsp;woman showed up for her first day at work this summer.</p><p>“She was just all over the place, you know, just kind of wild and crazy,” Holbrooks says.&nbsp; “You know, this is just not going to work.”&nbsp;</p><p>That same young woman is now interviewing for a fulltime job at that same YMCA branch.</p><p>“She was just wonderful,” Holbrooks says.&nbsp; &nbsp;“She’s actually doing some volunteer work for us, as well.”</p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 23:49:19 +0000 Tim Lloyd 29175 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Officials, Community Groups Celebrate Summer Jobs Program New Jobs Initiative Helps At-Risk Youth In St. Louis Help Themselves http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-jobs-initiative-helps-risk-youth-st-louis-help-themselves <p>The City of St. Louis and local organizations and businesses are teaming up to try to alleviate the problems of poverty and crime in the community.</p><p>The new initiative is called <a href="http://stlyouthjobs.org/about-us/">STL Youth Jobs</a>, a summer pilot program aimed at high risk youth between the ages of 16 and 23.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-summer-jobs-program-targets-youth-crime">reported on the initiative</a> when it was first announced.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 23:26:58 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 26645 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Jobs Initiative Helps At-Risk Youth In St. Louis Help Themselves St. Louis Summer Jobs Program Targets Youth Crime http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-summer-jobs-program-targets-youth-crime <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is asking the business community to step up to help fight crime in the city.</span></p><p>Slay says finding jobs for at-risk teens is the best way to keep them out of trouble.</p><p>The goal is to create 500, 8-week summer jobs for young people ages 16 to 23 in two pilot areas in North and South St. Louis.</p><p>The test neighborhoods in question have high populations of young people who face significant academic and social challenges.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 14:40:22 +0000 Adam Allington 26336 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Summer Jobs Program Targets Youth Crime