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.

Red Shoe Society St. Louis

When They Meet: Quarterly Membership Meetings; Commitee Meetings on an as needed basis

The Red Shoe Society, our Young Professionals Group, seeks to engage, empower and inspire young professionals to participate in philanthropic and leadership endeavors while building awareness of our organization, which supports Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis. Joining the Red Shoe Society is an exciting opportunity for young professionals to gain leadership experience and…Find Out More

Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition

The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition was founded in 1989 in response to the crack epidemic. Reform-minded child welfare professionals and foster parents came together to change the system. Since then, the Coalition has become a national thought-leader in foster and adoptive care issues. Our programs have been replicated at over a dozen other nonprofits…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

Humane Society of Missouri

When They Meet: One full meeting each month, usually on a Wednesday. Committees meet as needed.

The Young Friends of the Humane Society of Missouri are bright, talented professionals with a passion for animals and animal welfare. This group focuses on event planning, fundraising, and spreading the word about important animal welfare initiatives within the community. Meetings usually include a guest speaker and some snuggly animals to visit with!…Find Out More

Safe Connections

When They Meet: Monthly board meetings on the second Tuesday of the month along with committee meetings on an as-needed basis. Where They Meet: Safe Connections, 2165 Hampton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139

The Safe Connections Young Professionals are an essential component to raising awareness and funds in order to further the mission of Safe Connections: reducing the impact and incidence of relationship violence and sexual assault through education, crisis intervention, counseling and support services. Formed in 2010, the group is committed to creating new opportunities for young…Find Out More

St. Frances Cabrini Academy

When They Meet: One board meeting a month along with committee meetings on an as needed basis Where They Meet: St. Frances Cabrini Academy, 3022 Oregon Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63118

St. Frances Cabrini Academy is working to establish a new young friends board and would love help starting such an important board. If you are interested in kick-starting a young friends board for a Catholic grade school in south St. Louis city please e-mail the Director of Advancement, Kaitlyn Holdmeyer. You can find out more…Find Out More

UCP Heartland

Founded in 1953, UCP Heartland’s mission is to advance the productivity, independence, and full citizenship of children and adults living with disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and other physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. UCP Heartland provides help and hope to families in the St. Louis community and across eastern and…Find Out More