Right Track YJPro connects youth and young adults with advanced internships and training opportunities through strategic partner organizations that build skills for specific careers.

Right Track encourages participation by persons with disabilities.  If you need an accommodation to fully participate in the Right Track program, contact Right Track staff directly at RightTrack@ci.stpaul.mn.us

YJPro Program Partners

Emergency Medical Services: The City of Saint Paul EMS Academy

The EMS Academy is a paid EMT certification program. Participants are paid for 240 hours of training over 10-14 weeks. Following graduation, participants may pursue on-the-job training through the BLS Non-Emergency Ambulance Service. 

The application period is currently open and will close on June 16, 2023. The Saint Paul Fire Department’s EMS Academy is run in partnership with the city’s Right Track program through Saint Paul Parks and Recreation.


  • Be a resident of the City of St. Paul
  • Have a current Minnesota ID or Driver’s License
  • Be 18-24 years of age
  • Earned a high school diploma or G.E.D
  • Meet income criteria or have a barrier to employment 
Applicant must be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or have a household income that is less than the guideline shown below:
Family Size 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person 7 person 8 person
Total Household Income $62,600 or less  $71,550 or less $80,500 or less  $89,400 or less  $96,600 or less $103,750 or less  $110,900 or less  $118,050 or less
Barriers to employment can include:
  • youth who are pregnant or parenting
  • youth with Limited English Proficiency
  • youth who have dropped out of high school or who have a high potential of dropping out
  • youth who are juvenile offenders or in a diversion program
  • youth receiving public assistance and/or group home services
  • youth with disabilities, including learning disabilities
  • youth in transition (currently homeless or runaway)
  • youth who are chemically dependent or are children of drug or alcohol abusers/dependents
  • youth with basic skills deficiency
  • youth with educational attainment one or more levels below grade level appropriate to age
  • youth in foster care

Last Edited: May 18, 2023