The McVay Youth Partnership

The Wesley Center

The McVay Youth Partnership (Youth-VOICE) offers a safe, fun place for middle and high school students. Students spend time with their friends creating art, music, drama and can receive help with their homework. Service projects and presentations by local leaders enable students to explore the community.

The McVay Youth Partnership is staffed by experienced and energetic McVay Fellows, Associates, Specialty Associates, and Interns. All fellows, associates, and interns receive training and are supported by Hamline University staff.

The program is free and open to all students in grades 6-12 who are willing to follow these basic rules:

  • Respect yourself
  • Respect others
  • Respect property

The McVay Youth Partnership is a university-church partnership funded by a generous endowment from the McVay Family Foundation. It embodies the mission and vision of Hamline University and is officed through the Wesley Center.

Programming occurs Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at The Beloved United Methodist Church, First Covenant Church of St. Paul, Mounds Park United Methodist Church, and Path of Grace United Methodist Church.

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If you are interested in joining the McVay Youth Partnership, please fill out the McVay Youth Partnership application (Word document) and email it to or bring in a paper copy to the Wesley Center, located on the third floor of the Anderson Center, room 318.