For 126 years, Wyman has believed in the power of teens.

Wyman amplifies youth voice and leadership, elevates social connections, and expands opportunities for young people who face economic and systemic barriers.

We are experts in working with teens and young adults, and we have an unrelenting belief in their power to positively shape their world. We believe every young person possesses the talent and potential to succeed and lead; needs healthy connections with caring adults and peers; and deserves quality educational and life experiences, unencumbered by economic and systemic barriers. We envision a day when ALL young people thrive.

Wyman is a nonprofit organization with a local and national impact. Our direct service programs serve more than 1,600 young people each year. We extend our reach through partnerships locally and nationally to serve more than 3,000 young people in the St. Louis area, and more than 30,000 across the country.

We create, deliver, and distribute proven programs that help young people build life and leadership skills, establish healthy behaviors and relationships, and achieve educational and career success. Our programs provide experiences, opportunities, and resources. They include community service; social, emotional, academic, and leadership skill building; and positive connections with peers and adults.

We partner with organizations and schools in over 30 states, training and guiding partners to deliver our programs to teens in their communities. We fiercely advocate with youth for equity, fair policies, and humane practices across systems that impact the education, well-being, and opportuniities for young people.


Wyman’s mission is to connect teens to their voices, their strengths, and their futures through proven programs and supports.

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Founded 126 years ago, we have evolved from “Camp Wyman” into an organization that provides year-round support and programming for teens.

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The land on which Wyman sits, and where our staff and young people live and work, is the ancestral land of the Wahzhazhe, or Osage.

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Through our programs – Wyman Leaders, TOP®, and TCP® – we provide experiences, opportunities, and resources to support and challenge teens as they grow and learn.

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We are proud to advocate with and for young people on the policies and systems that impact their education, careers, and lives.

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Wyman’s talented and dedicated staff and Board work every day to ensure the young people we serve have the resources and opportunities to achieve their goals.

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Wyman is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to transparency. Our annual audited financial statements and IRS Form 990 are available here.

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Take a look at Wyman’s work – the teens we serve, our community of support, and the powerful outcomes teens are achieving – over the last several years.

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Wyman is a proud member of the St. Louis community, and we are honored to partner with and be recognized by several local and national organizations.

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