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Program Overview

YOB Saint Paul is a Right Track partner which allows to participants to gain valuable employment experience and be be paid for their time. Youth ages 16-21 interested in the program must apply for the YJ2 internship through Right Track (see Right Track eligibility). After completing the Summer Academy internship, YOB representatives are appointed to a board or commission where they will serve a two-year term. YOB representatives are expected to attend their monthly board/commission meeting and may need to be excused from school as the boards and commissions meet at various times. In addition to the monthly board/commission meetings, YOB representative are required to do a monthly check in and attend the cohort meeting.  

During the school year, YOB representatives are expected to commit 6-10 hours a month.   

YOB staff will provide ongoing support, such as one-on-one mentoring/check-in, transportation support, job readiness, and more to ensure YOB representatives are successful. Additionally, YOB representatives are eligible for a stipend of up to $125 for attending their board/commission meetings and completing assigned learning tasks. 


Summer Academy Details

Summer Academy trains and prepares young people to be placed on boards and commissions while also introducing young people to career pathways in local government.

The Summer Academy is a paid YJ2 internship through Right Track. YOB representatives are compensated $15 an hour and are expected to work 20 hours a week, Monday through Thursday, for eight weeks (June 20 – August 10).

After completing the Summer Academy internship, YOB representatives are appointed to a board and commission of their choice.   


Current Boards and Commissions (number of YOB)

Business Review Council (2) 

Capital Improvement Budget Committee (2) 

Financial Empowerment and Community Council (2) 

Human Rights Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) Commission (2) 

Neighborhood Safety Community Council* (2) 

Parks and Recreation Commission (2) 

Saint Paul Children’s Collaborative (1) 

Transportation Committee (2) 

*Pending Mayor Carter’s appointment and City Council’s vote 


Last Edited: August 31, 2023