My Brother’s Keeper Alliance is proud to partner with the #ReinventCommunities Challenge, launched by Reinvent Communications, to lift up the voices of young people across the nation. #ReinventCommunities asks young people to share their ideas regarding how they would reinvent their communities and improve the lives of young people, esp [...]
Project Hart, a non-profit organization that was created by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, will be presenting 13 Kindle Fires and three Nook Colors to Ferguson youth as part of a collaboration with the Ferguson Youth Initiative and Ferguson Middle School of Ferguson-Florissant School District.
Deserving students were sel [...]
ONE LOVE Shirts, Hoodies, and Sweatshirts now available at the I Love Ferguson store
I Love Ferguson
299 S. Florissant Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) is currently looking for young people ages 16-24 who are interested in applying to participate in an upcoming roundtable that will focus on police and youth engagement. This event will bring together youth from across the country to share their thoughts and experiences with law e [...]
On Friday, November 20th, FYI and the Ferguson Youth Advisory Board held a Party With A Purpose (PWAP) for teens 13-19 years of age. The purpose of PWAP was to learn from the teens in a relaxed fun environment their priorities for future teen events and gain perspectives on the effectiveness of and impact of our events for past five years.
We are excited to announce we have hired a new Executive Director…Karen Taylor-Liggins MA, LLM! Karen comes to this position with years of experience with the Community Against Poverty Coalition of the Jewish Community Relations Council; St. Louis Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and as a certified Edge Foundation™ coach. She is als [...]
Tickets will be on sale soon! Just $1.
Thank you to The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission of Missouri for this 2016 Distinguished Youth Service Award
What will be your path after high school?
Next Steps mentors teens (grades 9th to 12th) and provides them with skills in career readiness, job discovery, financing their future, and entry into a post-secondary institution. Come learn how to build a resume, budget your savings, and maybe even get a job, all while having a good time.
Sponsored by the Ferguson Municipal Public Library and the Ferguson Youth Initiative, the FREE Book Exchange is an opportunity for teens to take a book to enjoy. Book boxes will be distributed around the Ferguson community for all youth to enjoy the pleasure of reading a good book.
After reading the book, youth are encouraged to bring the [...]
Inspired by FYI’s famous, “ONE Love Mural Installation.”Jan 31st, volunteers installed panels from the ONE LOVE mural around Ferguson. Project Mural was a collaborative art project connecting teens in Ferguson and surrounding communities. The mural is made up of eight total panels titled: O-N-E-L-O-V-E with a heart as the ei [...]
What Is The Youth Advisory Board About?
The city created a Youth Advisory Board to facilitate the involvement of young people in government processes in order to receive a youth perspective on issues which affect the city as a whole. Through the board, the city additionally seeks to empower youth to participate in improving their quality of [...]
Program Manager (Youth Center) Part-time
Ferguson Youth Initiative Ferguson, MO
The Program Manager will supervise, recruit and manage volunteers,
plan programs and activities for youth at Ferguson Youth Initiative (FYI).
The program manager is responsible for creating a safe place where
teens can gather, relax and have conv [...]