~ Today, St. Louis officials announced the locations of this year's Summer Fun STL youth summer camp across the city to keep young people engaged throughout the summer months in safe and supportive environments.

Wilford Pinkney, Director of the Office of Violence Prevention, said "We're working collaboratively to make sure youth have a safe place to go to have fun this summer. We're appreciative of our community partners and city agencies for working together to create better opportunities for our youth this summer and help keep them safe."

The City of St. Louis has partnered with community providers to expand summer camps, programs, pop-up events, and job opportunities through a combination of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The ten locations open in June and run through the summer, providing recreational and educational activities and meals to hundreds of youth ages 5 to 17. The Office of Violence Prevention will also continue to run monthly community-building events in neighborhoods across St. Louis following successful events in Gravois Park and Baden, with the next scheduled in Mount Pleasant Park on June 17.

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The City's free summer camps are also running at seven recreation centers and still accepting registrants, while the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) continues to recruit youth for summer job opportunities. Allen Perkins, SLATE Summer Youth Employment Program Coordinator said "Our Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) connects St. Louis youth ages 14-24 with work experience through various businesses and organizations in St. Louis City, and I encourage youth and their caregivers to explore this great opportunity."

The list of locations is available on the City's website through which includes Annie Malone Safe Summer at 5355 Page Blvd., Better Family Life at 5415 Page Blvd., Camp Experience at 11018 Baden Ave., Clay Community Resource Center at 3820 N 14th St., Gene Slay's Girls & Boys Club: Dutchtown at 3216 Pulaski Street, Wesley House Summer Camp at 4507 Lee Ave., as well as four Girls Inc locations across the city offering programs for girls ages 5 - 13 from June 05 - July 28th from 7:00am - 6:00pm daily.

This year's Summer Fun STL program provides an opportunity for young people across St Louis to engage in safe activities throughout the summer months while building skills with a summer job or participating in recreational or educational activities provided by local community providers with support from CDBG & ARPA funding sources.

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