PWAP Infographic

PWAP Infographic
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. Th [...]

FYI hires a new Executive Director

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 [...]

Save The Date – Spot 394 is Feb...

Save The Date – Spot 394 is February 26th
Tickets will be on sale soon!  Just $1.

Distinguished Youth Service Award

Distinguished Youth Service Award
Thank you to The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission of Missouri for this 2016 Distinguished Youth Service Award

What’s your Next Step?

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.

Free Book Exchange

FREE Book Exchange
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 [...]

New One Love Apparel!!!

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 [...]