Youth Services

WIOA Youth Services

WIOA Youth Services provide youth with assistance to develop job goals, work experience, tutoring, support in obtaining a diploma or HiSET/GED, and job placement services. WIOA Youth Services are currently offered in Jefferson and Franklin Counties in Missouri, and the Illinois counties of Madison and Bond.

For Jefferson and Franklin counties, please contact Trish Davids at 636-524-8592.  For Illinois Counties, please call 636-462-8431 or complete a contact form by clicking the link here.

Youth Jobs

STL Youth Jobs is a summer jobs program for youth between the ages of 16 and 24, living in qualifying neighborhoods in the City of St. Louis and various North County Municipalities. Please see for more information. If you are an employer interested in hiring youth this summer through the program, you can find our employer application here: If you are a youth interested in applying for the program, you can find our youth application here:

School to Work Transition

Transition Services (School to Work) provides high school students with disabilities the skills and work experiences to prepare them for successful employment and service linkages after graduation.  This program is offered at all Career Centers, and includes placement services.

Juvenile Transition Services

The Juvenile Transition Program works with court involved youth ages 12 -18 in partnership with St. Louis City and County Family Court.  These youth receive career counseling, work experiences and obtain part-time employment.

The Juvenile Transition Youth Diversion Program is administered by MERS Goodwill in partnership with the St. Louis City Family Court. Its purpose is to offer youth ages 10 -17 the opportunity to avoid system involvement.

The Juvenile Transition Growing Youth Opportunities is funded by DOL designed to offer youth ages 15 -18 who are currently or previously court involved youth education on violence prevention, a paid work experience and mentoring.