From a very early time in the history of St. Louis Park schools, the Minneapolis YWCA and YMCA have been active in sponsoring extra-curricular groups for girls and boys.  Collectively known as Y-Teens, those organizations included:

Blue Tri:  This was a girls’ high school organization sponsored by the YWCA that was very popular for decades.  For an account of her experiences in Blue Tri in the 1950s, read Sue Damm Hill’s memoir:

Silver Tri:  This was group similar to Blue Tri for junior high girls.

Hi-Y:  The YMCA sponsored this group for high school boys.

Gra-Y:  For 5th and 6th grade boys.

These groups were extremely popular, especially in the 1950s.  If you have more information or memories to share about these organizations, please contact us.