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 [...]

Get Your ONE LOVE Apparel now

Get Your ONE LOVE Apparel now
ONE LOVE Shirts, Hoodies, and Sweatshirts now available at the I Love Ferguson store I Love Ferguson 299 S. Florissant Rd. Ferguson, MO 63135 (314) 254-7400

Seeking Youth Applicants for OJJDP Ro...

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 [...]

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 [...]

Twilight Run Tonight! Your Support Ma...

Twilight Run Tonight! Your Support Matters
There’s still time to register for the race! Festivities begin at 5pm. The Twilight Run benefits organizations such as FYI. Check out

Twilight Run Tomorrow to Support FYI

Twilight Run Tomorrow to Support FYI
There’s still time to register for the Twilight Run, Saturday May 14th. Check out for more details #RunWithFerguson. The money raised benefits FYI

GiveSTL Day Extended Until Noon Today

GiveSTL Day Extended Until Noon Today
GiveSTL Day has been extended until Wednesday May 4th until 12pm. If you missed sending your donation yesterday, please consider giving today. Thank you to all who have supported our programs through donations. We sincerely appreciate the support we recieve from our community. #givestlday # [...]

AutoZone Donates $1,000 to FYI on Giv...

AutoZone Donates $1,000 to FYI on Give STL Day
IMG_0030[1] AutoZone Supports the FYI Ferguson Youth Initiative with a $1,000 donation. Hazel Erby of the 1st District County Council joins in support. 

Seeking A Part-Time Program Manager

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Program Manager (Youth Center) Part-time Ferguson Youth Initiative Ferguson, MO Position Summary: 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 [...]