STEMSTL is proud to be the new backbone organization for the Regional Youth Employment Coalition (RYEC). Established in 2018, RYEC is a region-wide collaborative focused on increasing youth employability and growing diverse talent pipelines. This collaborative effort includes over two dozen member organizations who represent non-profits, school districts, businesses, job training programs, and government agencies in the workforce development ecosystem. 

Mission: To foster economic empowerment through a racial-equity lens by increasing youth employability, growing diverse talent pipelines, and impacting systemic change as a synergistic, passion-driven collaborative.

Geography: St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area

Age Range: 16-24 years old

Level Up Youth Conference Registration is now open!


Help us make Level UP 2024 a wonderful experience. Sign up to facilitate a breakout session and/or have an exhibit during the resource fair portion of the event. Here is what we want to offer on that day (we are open to other ideas that fit the theme for each breakout session). 

Breakout Session 1: Personal Development 
  • Resume Tips
  • Interview Skills
  • Email Edicit 
  • Using LinkedIn
  • Networking 
Breakout Session 2:  Career Pathways 
  • Construction and trades 
  • Pathways in Healthcare 
  • First Responders 
  • Entering BioScience careers 
  • Apprenticeships 
Breakout Session 3: Financial Literacy 
  • Understanding Credit 
  • Paying for your education (grants/scholarships/loans)
  • Banking 101 
  • Understanding taxes (working and taxes) 
  • What is retirement