Welcome to the Youth & Family Center

The Youth & Family Center was founded in 1888 to support residents of St. Louis to achieve their full potential. Our vision was then, and is still, for every youth, senior, and family to have the necessary resources to live healthy, stable, and independent lives in a safe and vibrant community.

Today, the YFC reaches thousands of people of all ages across St. Louis and nearby in Illinois. Our programs educate, advocate, build job skills, and support healthy living across generations. As a community stabilizer, we strive to meet evolving community needs.

Multiple institutions and community funders partner with the YFC because we demonstrate capacity to empower community and serve as a resource connector year after year.

Male Pupil

Youth Programs

After school programs, computer literacy, science & technology, and our sports programs teach cooperation, sportsmanship, persistence & patience.

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Jazzy seniors

Jazzy Senior Program

Our program provides nutritious lunches, exercise classes, educational presentations, social outing, transportation to medical appointments and arts & crafts to adults 55 and older.

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Wish List

Help fulfill our needs, our youth, seniors and families deserve the very best. Please help us continue to provide quality and equitable programming.

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