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.

Focus Area

Population Served

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Unleashing Potential

Unleashing Potential’s mission is to close the opportunity gap for children and youth by building on their strengths. We create educational and empowering experiences through early childhood education, after school programs, youth development and enrichment camps. The Unleashing Potential Young Professionals Board promotes community awareness and provides leadership and fundraising efforts for Unleashing Potential as…Find Out More

Delta Center for Independent Living

Delta Center for Independent Living serves adults with physical disabilities. Our mission is to keep individuals independent in their home. We do this through advocacy supports, daily living skills coaching and information and referral.  We also provide consumer-directed services, in which the client is able to hire their own personal care attendant. Our Ambassador Committee…Find Out More

Greater St. Louis Area Council (BSA) Emerging Leaders Network

When They Meet: Convene on the last Monday of the month, alternating between conference calls and in-person meetings Where They Meet: Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall, 4465 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

The Emerging Leaders Network is a group of young professionals, ages 25-40, who are passionate about engaging in the greater St. Louis community and mentoring area youth, while also developing their personal and professional networks. Who are we? This diverse group of emerging business men and women represent the various communities and industries in the…Find Out More

YWCA Young Ambassadors (YWYA)

When They Meet: from noon to 1 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, alternates between in-person and conference call along with committee meetings on an as needed basisl Where They Meet: YWCA Metro Office, 3820 West Pine Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

Our mission: To cultivate a community of young professionals that supports the mission of the YWCA; Eliminating racism, empowering women, while also providing members with opportunities for networking and mentorship. We are a newly formed group and plan to mentor the YWCA’s clients including teen girls, transitional housing women, and parents of children in Head…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

Kids In The Middle

Kids In The Middle is a non-profit organization that empowers children, parents and families during and after divorce through counseling, education and support. The Young Professionals Committee of Kids In The Middle supports the agency through volunteer opportunities, community awareness and fundraising. Their main fundraising effort is the annual Swirl, Sip & Savor Tasting Event.…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

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

The Biome School

The Biome School offers customized, project based and student-centered learning opportunities with an emphasis on growth mindset and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) education. The Biome School Young Friends Committee (BYFC) is a group of young professionals passionate about helping children become builders of the future and dedicated to raising awareness and funds…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