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

EMS Academy Graduates

Emergency Medical Services: The City of Saint Paul EMS Academy

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 is open now! 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.

The 2024 EMS Academy application will become available from April 1st to April 30th. Those who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to an in-person interview shortly after the application period. Interviews will take place on May 20-22nd, with time and location TBD. Offers to join the Summer 2024 Academy will be sent on May 23rd.  Admitted applicants, will attend an orientation on June 11th followed by an 11-week experience from June 12th through August 23rd.


  • 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 have a household income that is less than the guideline shown below:
Family Size1 person2 person3 person4 person5 person6 person7 person8 person
Total Household Income$66,301 or less $75,751 or less$85,201 or less $94,651 or less $102,251 or less$109,801 or less $117,401 or less $124,951 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: April 11, 2024