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Connecting Our Community

Youth Express

Providing meaningful youth employment and work readiness opportunities

For over 30 years Youth Express has worked in partnership with youth to create and shape opportunities that develop their leadership, employment, and entrepreneurial potential.

As the newest program of Keystone Community Services, Youth Express will continue offering meaningful training and work experiences to St. Paul youth through its unique programs.

Urban Apprentice Program:

The 15-session program challenges students to develop the tools of entrepreneurship through interactive learning experiences. To learn more...

Urban Business Adventures:

Youth complete paid apprenticeships at two social enterprises: Express Bike Shop and Express Yourself Clothing. The enterprises operate as traditional businesses while behind the scenes, they serve as learning "labs" where youth learn and practice positive work skills and develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

100% of the revenue from the enterprises is reinvested directly back into both programs. To learn more...

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