Youth Leadership St. Louis To Be Recognized by St. Louis City NAACP

Becky RasmussenNews

FOCUS St. Louis® is honored to shared that its Youth Leadership St. Louis (YLSL) program will receive the Frankie Muse Freeman / Norman R. Seay Commitment to St. Louis Award from the St. Louis City NAACP. The award, named in honor of the late Attorney Frankie Muse Freeman and the late civil rights activist Norman R. Seay, is presented annually … Read More

FOCUS Selected As One of Five U.S. Partners on German-American Sister Cities Youth Forum

Becky RasmussenNews

FOCUS St. Louis is one of five U.S. organizations selected to be a partner on the German-American Sister Cities Youth Forum, a virtual exchange designed to engage young civic leaders ages 14 to 21 in Germany and the U.S. in a transatlantic dialogue about issues confronting their local communities. This fall, 11 graduates and two current participants of FOCUS’ Youth … Read More

Christine Chadwick and Blake Strode Named As Inaugural FOCUS Alumni Award Recipients

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

At the 22nd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards, FOCUS will introduce two new awards to honor graduates of FOCUS’ civic leadership programs. 2019 FOCUS St. Louis Alumni Award Christine Chadwick – Coro Women In Leadership 1984 / Leadership St. Louis 1986-87 2019 FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Alumni Award Blake Strode – Youth Leadership St. Louis 2003-04 / Leadership … Read More

Youth Leadership St. Louis Kicks Off Its 30th Year

Becky RasmussenNews

Youth Leadership St. Louis Class of 2018-19

On Sept. 7-8, 2018, we welcomed our newest (and 30th) class of Youth Leadership St. Louis! Kicking off the program with an overnight Opening Retreat at YMCA Trout Lodge/Camp Lakewood, participants will spend the next nine months exploring issues in the region and strengthening their individual and collective leadership skills. Now in its 30th year, Youth Leadership St. Louis (YLSL) … Read More