LaunchMe: Find & Join a Young Friends Board

LaunchMe is a free, online database that allows St. Louis young professionals to find and engage with young friends groups. Launch St. Louis has long been involved in the nonprofit side of establishing well-run young friends groups, and with LaunchMe, we are making it easier than ever for St. Louis’s young and talented to connect with organizations. It’s time to get involved, St. Louis. And LaunchMe makes it possible.

Below is a list of nonprofit organizations with open young friends board positions. Click to find out more and express interest.

NextStep for Life

When They Meet: no pattern yet Where They Meet: various locations throughout Jefferson County

The mission of NextStep for Life is to provide an array of services that assist individuals with disabilities to live fulfilled lives. NextStep for Life achieves this mission through supportive programs within five service areas: Community Supports, Employment, Family Supports, Leisure, and Residential. We work with individuals and their families to meet their needs by…Find Out More

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge St. Louis

When They Meet: Full board meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 6pm and committee meetings on an as needed basis. Where They Meet: American Cancer Society St. Louis, 4207 Lindell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63108

Young Friends of Hope Lodge support the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge St. Louis, which provides free lodging to adult cancer patients traveling to St. Louis for outpatient cancer treatments. The board fundraises, volunteers and raises awareness of Hope Lodge in our community.…Find Out More

Partners in Sustainable Development Int’l.

When They Meet: Last Thursday of the month from 6-8 pm Where They Meet: Big Club Hall, 5200 Shaw Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63110

PSDI’s mission is to raise awareness and support to eradicate poverty in rural areas of Bangladesh through an effective holistic model of poverty eradication that includes the poor in their uplift. We have successfully lifted 325,000 of the poorest of the poor out of poverty since we began our work in Bangladesh in 1987. The…Find Out More

Young Friends of SouthSide Early Childhood Center

When They Meet: Meetings occur 4 times a year along with committee meetings on an as needed basis Where They Meet: SouthSide Early Childhood Center, 2101 S. Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104

SouthSide’s mission is to nurture, educate and inspire children and families in a diverse and inclusive environment, promoting healthy development and a strong foundation for success. Our vision is that children develop a lifelong love of learning, flourish within a supportive family environment and contribute positively to their communities. SouthSide’s YFO is a group of…Find Out More

Saint Louis Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals

When They Meet: 2nd Thursday of the Month

Saint Louis Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals is a group of grassroots volunteers who want to create change in our community. Saint Louis Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) offers an exciting opportunity for young professionals to bring fresh perspectives and insights into the work being done in our community. Who Are The HYP? We are a…Find Out More

Friends of Saint Louis Public Schools

When They Meet: Full board meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6 pm, subcommittee meetings as necessary Where They Meet: Saint Louis Public Schools Board of Education, 801 N 11th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63101

Want to make a difference AND have fun? Friends of Saint Louis Public Schools is looking for energetic, dedicated young professionals, parents, alumni, and city residents to join the Advisory Board! Friends of SLPS needs YOUR brilliant mind and boundless energy! We picture our Friends group as a place to network, meet friends, and have…Find Out More

The Dewight E Patton Jr Foundation

When They Meet: Board Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6pm to 7pm. Committee Meetings are generally held once a month, with a bi-weekly follow-up call or meeting. Where They Meet: The Dewight E Patton Jr Foundation, 432 Chez Paree Dr., Hazelwood, MO 64042

The Dewight E Patton Jr Foundation (DEPJF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency purposed to empower youth ages 12 – 19 years old, with the necessary skills to be productive citizens that will contribute to and be a positive influence in their home, school and community. The DEPJF is committed to empowering youth to be successful…Find Out More


When They Meet: Monthly on a weeknight* (rotating) from 6-7pm Where They Meet: Provident, 2650 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

We’d love to have you join our Young Professionals and support the mission of Provident … helping individuals and families to a brighter future through counseling, suicide prevention and intervention, and community support programs. The purpose of the Provident Young Professionals Advisory Board (the “Board”) is to engage and support a new generation of community…Find Out More

Arts and Education Council’s Young Friends of the Arts

When They Meet: Bi-monthly full board meetings on the second Monday of the month (beginning in January), along with committee meetings on an as-needed basis Where They Meet: Centene Center for the Arts, 3547 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Young Friends of the Arts (YFA) is an affiliate group of the Arts and Education Council, which builds appreciation, participation and support for the arts and arts education throughout the St. Louis community. YFA mobilizes the next generation of arts patrons to invest in a vibrant region for all through innovative fundraising, special events and…Find Out More

Young Friends of the St. Louis Arc

When They Meet: Board meetings are held bi-monthly on the third Wednesday of the month. Committee meetings are scheduled on an as needed basis. Where They Meet: St. Louis Arc, 1177 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63132

The mission of the St. Louis Arc is to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to lead better lives by providing a lifetime of high-quality services, family support and advocacy. The Arc serves more than 4,000 children and adults with disabilities annually. The mission of the Young Friends of the St.…Find Out More