2023-24 Youth Leadership St. Louis Graduates Receive Special Scholarship Offer from the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Becky RasmussenNews

YLSL 2023-24 Graduates

This week we had the opportunity to celebrate our newest class of Youth Leadership St. Louis graduates as they concluded their 2023-24 program year.

This year’s graduates also received a special surprise at the celebration. The University of Missouri-St. Louis generously offered each 2023-24 Youth Leadership St. Louis graduate a four-year academic scholarship, up to $5,250 annually.

“We have been grateful for UMSL’s support of this year’s program through hosting the opening retreat and graduation celebration,” says FOCUS President & CEO Dr. Yemi Akande-Bartsch. “Their generous scholarship offer is an amazing opportunity for these student leaders as they begin planning for their future.”

This year’s cohort explored a variety of topics and regional issues, including diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, economic development, housing and STEM in our region, all while building valuable leadership skills in critical thinking, group facilitation, problem-solving, teamwork and public speaking.

Congratulations to our 2023-24 Youth Leadership St. Louis graduates from the following schools/organizations!

Affton High School
Behavioral Health Response
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis / St. Louis Internship Program
Chaminade College Preparatory School
Confluence Preparatory Academy
Cor Jesu Academy
Crossroads College Preparatory School
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
Kirkwood High School
Ladue Horton Watkins High School
Nerinx Hall
Pattonville High School
Saint Louis University High School
St. Mary’s South Side Catholic High School
Ursuline Academy

A special thank you to this year’s program day hosts!
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Nestlé Purina
North County Innovation Center
University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis

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