YEP STL! Grant Awards 2021

YEP STL! recently presented their 2021 grant awards, totaling $10,000, to the following eight organizations:


CHADS saves young lives by advancing the awareness and prevention of depression and suicide. The grant supports mentoring sessions for young people.

Children’s Advocacy Services

The Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis transforms lives by breaking the cycle of childhood trauma through service, research, and workforce development. The grant supports mental health services for children who have experienced trauma.

Giving is a Family Tradition

GiFT strives to restore stability and dignity for families who experience prolonged hospitalization of their newborn through education, providing infant care essentials, and breaking barriers for visitation. The grant supports the Destination Home program which provides essentials for the entire family, including clothes, shoes, and school supplies for siblings.

It’s Your Birthday

The organization creates a fun and memorable birthday experience for children who reside in homeless and domestic violence shelters. The grant provides for birthday surprises.


The mission of LifeWiseSTL is to help individuals and families achieve economic well-being by providing high-impact, relationship-based programming and by addressing systemic barriers to their success. The grant is for virtual tutoring sessions for students who struggle.

NorthSide Community School

The school aims to improve each student’s opportunities in education and in life by developing the skills, knowledge, and personal qualities necessary for success. The grant supports hotspot fees for the school’s students.

Our Lady’s Inn

Our Lady’s Inn is a maternity home and aftercare program for homeless, pregnant women and their children serving the St. Louis and St. Charles metropolitan communities. The grant supports the organization’s programs: a safe home; pre- and postnatal nursing care; counseling and case management; vocational and educational guidance; housing case management; addictions treatment referrals; and essential basic needs such as food, clothing, and baby items.

St. Louis Area Diaper Bank – St. Louis Alliance for Period Supplies

The Alliance for Period Supplies, an initiative of the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank ensures that individuals in need have access to essential period products required to fully participate in daily life with dignity and works to raise awareness about the causes and consequences of “period poverty” in our community. The grant is for the distribution of period kits to middle and high school students in the Normandy School District.

Learn More About YEP STL

First Bank is the presenting sponsor for the YEP STL program and provides the funding.