InterServ Youth


Southside Youth Program


Open during the school year, the center will open before school at 6:00 am and after school. Please check to see if the program will be open for early early out days or when there is no school.


The InterServ Community Center offers safe and fun Before/After-School programs for elementary, junior and senior high school youth. Southside Youth is the place to go. Your friends are there. It’s a safe fun place. Beyond the pick up basketball game or shooting some pool there are other things going on at Southside Youth. Every week youth learn about healthy foods, make nutritious snacks and participate in various exercise activities.


Approved funding provides support for this program. The United Way of Greater St. Joseph as well as Community Development Block Grant funding by the City of St. Joseph and church based funding allows for the doors to this program to remain open to serve youth in need in St. Joseph and the surrounding area.


21st Century Learning Center


Southside Youth 21st Century Learning Center

During the school year:  Monday-Friday - Mornings 6:00 am ($5 cost) - After School 3 pm - 6pm (free).

Summer Jam & Summer Spike


Over 1,000 youth participate in our Summer basketball and volleyball leagues. These leagues give youth the chance to participate in an organized, competitive and violence-free environment. On a warm Summer night you will find the real hot spot is at Bode Sports Complex where fans and friends are all gathered for Summer Jam basketball. Harlem Globetrotters legend Meadowlark Lemon called it the best youth basketball league he had ever seen! We offer a safe league for basketball and volleyball where kids can compete and have fun. We also provide first jobs to many of the youth who are scorekeepers, some of whom eventually train to become high school referees.

The Wesley Weightlifters


A part of the youth program is an Olympic weightlifting team, Team Wesley, that has produced numerous national champions, United States Olympic Weightlifting Team members and world-class youth who know the value of hard work to achieve their goals in sports and in life. Perhaps no other program has been so visible and successful as Team Wesley. We boast national titles, world class athletes, Olympic coaches and athletes, and trophies galore. But what you may not know is that many of the youth who have lifted weights at Wesley Center have had the opportunity to go to college and pursue careers because of their participation in weightlifting. It takes hard work and dedication to succeed in weightlifting. Most of our youth will never be Olympians. But the lessons they learn from weightlifting will serve them well in life.









5400 King Hill Avenue

PO Box 4038

St Joseph, Missouri 64504

Ph: 816-238-4511

Fax: 816-232-7029



© 2021. Interfaith Community Services, Inc. a 501(c)(3) organization.


InterServ is a United Way Community Partner. Other Partners include: United Methodist Women, Inc. and the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church, The Heartland Presbytery (PCUSA); The Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ; St. Joseph Community Development; and the USDA - The USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider, MO General Revenue & DHSS/ Division of Senior & Disability Services through the Older Americans Act of 1965 and a contract with NWMO Area Agency on Aging, Inc.; and a contract with Second Harvest of Greater St. Joseph.