The Saint Louis public Schools, MERSGoodwill, and the Family Court-Juvenile Division have a mutual interest in serving St. Louis at-risk youth between the ages of 10 and 18 in a manner that recognizes and responds to the risk factors present in the community that may otherwise negatively impact the lives of these youth.


The three organizations have agreed to enter into a collaborative partnership as governing partners in the creation of a one-stop service center for St. Louis youth.  The goal of the center is to increase the protective factors available to these youth which are aimed at eliminating at-risk behaviors that negatively impact the St. Louis community.