Opportunities for Youth

Youth Opportunities in the community

City Commissions & other volunteer opportunities
Young people have the opportunity to serve the community in policy making roles by serving on city commissions.  The Human Rights Commission, Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission, Police Advisory Commission and Telecommunications Advisory Commission have youth representatives. There are other volunteer opportunities from park clean up to serving as an election judge.

Children First
Become an Asset Champion and help spread the message of healthy youth development through special projects.  Asset Champions receive training about, the 40 assets and the role of the Asset Champions Network in the community.

Youth Development Committee (YDC)
The Youth Development Committee is a district-wide group of St. Louis Park 6th -12th grade students working together to develop leadership skills, foster service learning and have a positive impact on the community.

Junior Naturalists
Starting 7th grade, young people can assist at Westwood Hills Nature Center with summer camp, help with special projects and take care of the animals.  Junior naturalists receive training.

Volunteering in the Schools
Many opportunities are available for young people to volunteer in the public schools and the volunteer office oversees these activities.

Volunteering at STEPThe St. Louis Park Emergency Program has opportunities for young people to help out with food sorting and other duties. Young people of all ages are invited, however young children must be accompanied by an adult.


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