Last week JPMorgan Chase Foundation joined Mayor Francis Slay to challenge other businesses to match its $100,000 gift to Stl Youth Jobs to help reach the goal of providing 500 youth jobs over the summer.

Stl Youth Jobs is managed by the Incarnate Word Foundation. It costs $2,000 to fund one youth employee’s job. Slay has put $100,000 into the city budget for the program and allocated another $100,000 from the city’s Public Safety Trust Fund. 

Another 100 paid positions are being funded through the State Parks Youth Corps program, which is expanding to St. Louis this year through a one-year partnership with the Department of Social Services. Apply for Youth Corps at

To help fund the remaining jobs or to learn more about Stl Youth Jobs, visit

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