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Join us on Saturday, June 3 to meet the 2017 Jamala Rogers Young Visionary. Registration for the Summer Ma’at Youth 8-week program starts at 10 am.  

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2017 Young Visionary Essay Contest

Special Book Offer to Raise $$s for the Visionary Award From now until June 3 when we announce the 2017 Young Visionary, Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion has been discounted from $19.95 to $15.00. Buy your books today! Click here.   Do you want to be a more effective organizer or community leader? Do you have a project that  [ Read More ]

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37th Anniversary

37th Anniversary Celebration Keynote Speaker Michael Simanga Radical Scholar. Cultural Worker. Historian. Author. Institution Builder. This year’s theme: “Appreciating our Legacy to Make Black Lives Matter” Saturday, January 28, 2017   4 PM Omega Center – 3900 Goodfellow Blvd. (63120) To purchase tickets for the dinner program, click here. To download event leaflet, click here.  

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Kwanzaa Karamu 2016

Lighting the candles at the Kwanzaa Karamu

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Annual Student Expressions Contest

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2016 Young Visionary Award

 The Jamala Rogers Young Visionary Award serves to recognize and support young people who work for or want to work for racial justice, equality and human rights. Applicants must be between the ages of 17-26 years old and reside in the St. Louis metropolitan area. They are visionaries responding to society’s most pressing social, political and economic issues. The award  [ Read More ]

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Celebrating 20 years!

The Youth Council for Positive Development is a founding member of the St. Louis Coalition for Human Rights. This year the Coalition celebrates its 20th anniversary. Human Rights Champion Loretta Ross will be the keynote speaker. The theme is “Re-defining Real Equality of Education.” Download leaflets for more information and help us spread the word. HR_Contest leaflet_2016 HR Nomination form

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Reflections of Freedom School

The American Friends Service Committees held its Freedom School July 26-29, 2016.  Members of the Youth Council for Positive Development participated. Here are their reflections.       Funi Gaines After attending the Freedom School on Monday, it was clear that the program had a clear goal: to create an open environment for youth of color to discuss and express  [ Read More ]

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Walking on Eggs

By Funizwe Gaines Last Saturday, June 25th, the Ma’at Youth Program kicked-View Postoff their weekly summer camp. After a field trip to Books & Breakfast, the kids headed back to the Rowan Community Center to conduct a science experiment. The experiment was lead by Mama Justine, who explained, and then showed the kids how and why a carton of eggs  [ Read More ]

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35th Anniversary Edition

Our 35th Anniversary Edition is out. If you didn’t receive it in the mail and would like to get one, send us your name and complete mailing address to ycpd_stl@yahoo.com. Click on the front page below to increase the view. For other pages, link on the link and it will take you to the PDF version. 35Years_Front         [ Read More ]

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November Ma'at Progr

Read the November Ma'at Newsletter here. Master African Drummer Aakhen Anu ...

Birthday Fundraiser

Birthday Fundraiser for Jamala Rogers Young Visionary Award Find out how ...

Human Rights Student

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RAP Press Conference

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We have a winner!

Join us on Saturday, June 3 to meet the 2017 ...

2017 Young Visionary

Special Book Offer to Raise $$s for the Visionary Award From ...

37th Anniversary

37th Anniversary Celebration Keynote Speaker Michael Simanga Radical Scholar. Cultural Worker. Historian. ...

Annual Student Expre

Downloadable copy here.

2016 Young Visionary

 The Jamala Rogers Young Visionary Award serves to recognize and ...