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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 ]


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


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 ]


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 ]


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 ]


Walking on Eggs

It’s all about science at the Saturday Ma’at program! We always start off with an hypothesis. None of us believed that we could walk on eggs and not crush them. Mama Justine helps us understand the laws of physics with an activity that let us walk on eggs–literally!    


Youth Mini Grant Deadline is Jan 15


Winter Ma’at Youth Program Begins Jan. 2

Feel free to pass this on to an interested parent or guardian!  Winter  Youth  Programfor  ages 4-16 years   Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pmStarts Saturday, January 2, 2016  All sessions will take place atRowan Community Center – 1401 Rowan Avenueunless otherwise noted.  Activities include… Math ▫ Arts & Crafts  ▫ Health & Fitness ▫Black History ▫ Community Service ▫ Creative Writing ▫  [ Read More ]



 The YCPD  is participating in #GivingTuesday, along with other charities, community centers and youth organizations, who have come together with one common purpose:  to celebrate generosity and to give.  Clive on the image to get to our website. Give generously!


Ma’at participates in Vontober Tree Planting

The lesson plan for October 24 was two-fold. We talked about the significance of Vontober (phrased after the police murder of Vonderitt Myers in 2014) as well other police murders of young, black males. The Ma’at was part of the team to plant a tree for Carey Ball, Jr. who was shot 25 times by members of the St. Louis  [ Read More ]


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