What moves you?
Have you ever wanted to make a video? Act in a play? Or maybe just find a cool place to do stuff with your friends. The Sprockets Program Finder has tons of after school activities, summer programs and other fun things for teens and youth to do in St. Paul. Just enter information about what interests you, and how far you’re willing to travel to get there. The Program Finder will provide a list of activities that match your criteria.
No car? No problem.
We know sometimes it’s hard to find a way to get to activities and programs. Sprocket is working on lots of new ideas to help you get where you want to go – so keep checking back for more developments. In the meantime, try these ideas:
- Ride the bus: The Sprockets Program Finder includes links to help you find the closest bus route to each program location.
- Bike or Walk: You can use the Sprockets Program finder to narrow your search to only include programs and activities that are within walking or biking distance of your home or school.
- After-school bussing: If you go to an after-school program every day, ask your parents to contact the school and change your after-school bus stop to the program’s location.
Need Job Skills? Look no further.
Search the Program Finder for programs in your area that help develop employment skills, provide work experience and more.
Ready to get to work? We can help.
The Saint Paul Youth Job Corps (YJC) program provides meaningful work experiences for youth ages 14-24 who meet certain eligibility criteria. The YJC application is available online in March of each year. If you would like to be notified of the YJC application enrollment dates, please sign up for email updates online at www.stpaul.gov/yjc. Once you have been accepted into YJC, you can search the YJC Job Bank and find summer job openings to turn your vacation days into paydays. The Job bank positions are now closed for summer 2012 but check back for future opportunities. 2013 application timeline here.
Not part of YJC? Check out these other resources for more job opportunities: (*note, many of these positions come and go throughout the year. Check back often or reach out to the organization to find out when their next round of applications will be accepted).
- City of Saint Paul Jobs website (occasional postings for lifeguards, park workers, and more)
- Ramsey County YouthLEAD
- Minnesota Children’s Museum
- Rock Your Block
- Science Museum of Minnesota
- Cycles for Change
- Conservation Corps
But wait – don’t send in that application until you check out the YJC’s interview basics and resume tips to help you land that perfect summer job. Once you’re hired, check out these essential skills for on-the-job success.
Want your voice to be heard? Be part of the Saint Paul Youth Commission.
The Saint Paul Youth Commission is the place for young people in Saint Paul to have a voice at City Hall.
This group of twenty-two 9th-12th graders tackles community issues -- everything from opening the city’s only arts-based teen center to advocating for public transportation/city buses to be more affordable, to advising Sprockets on programs, marketing and social media -- that help create a better Saint Paul for youth.
If you want to stand up, speak up and lead, fill out this application and start making a difference in your community. Applications are due in mid-June and interviews are held in July. Contact Megan Mueller for more information.