Our Results - STL Youth Jobs
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Our Results

Our Results

In our 2013 pilot program, we had 200 youth participants and 67 employer partners. In 2018, our program has soared with 739 youth participants and 230 employer partners.  

We’ve noted progress on indicators for individual youth, which with scale will transform our workforce.

We’re committed to measuring our results, holding ourselves accountable, showing our youth and our investors a powerful return, and continually improving our program for maximum results. We hire an external evaluator to measure the success of our program, and here’s what we’ve learned.

We employ youth who would otherwise not have employment access

Unemployed when they applied0%

Our youth are better equipped to handle finances

Banked using checking and savings accounts0%
Saved money they earned during the program0%

Our youth become a more desirable workforce

Felt they would be better workers in future jobs after this program0%
Increased motivation for more schooling/training0%
Received some type of assistance with basic needs (transportation, clothing, childcare, and/or health/mental health services) from the program0%
Learned critical things that will help them in future jobs like how to get along with a supervisor and coworkers, and what it takes to be a good worker0%
Believe the program helps young people stay out of trouble on the streets0%

Our youth use our program as a springboard to future employment

Felt better prepared to look for a job due to improved confidence and skills0%
Tried out new career possibilities0%
Gained skills for seeking and securing employment0%
Increased positive social influences and networking0%

Our youth want to work!

With minimal marketing, we’ve stopped taking applications after over 2,000 youth have applied each year. We were able to fund 739 jobs in 2018. Imagine the potential for our region if every youth that desired to work was given the opportunity to do so.

In short, our youth want to work and our program is an investment in the future of our workforce. Our supply of youth that want to work significantly exceeds our current capacity to support it by more than a 3:1 ratio.

If the prospect of investing in the future of our workforce through youth employment is interesting to your corporation or foundation, please contact us to discuss partnership opportunities.