St. Louis Arc

Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families Since 1950

Young Friends of St. Louis Arc


The Young Friends aims to raise awareness about the St. Louis Arc among the region’s young professionals and volunteers, while meeting new people, having fun and raising money through fundraising activities!

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic young professionals interested in advancing the mission of the St. Louis Arc, which 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."


What It means to be a Young Friend:

  • Support and raise awareness of the mission of the St. Louis Arc 
  • Receive invitations to all Young Friends and Arc sponsored events 
  • Access to volunteer opportunities with the Young Friends board members 
  • Opportunity to share your skills, educate the community about disability issues, & positively impact the lives of people! 


What It Means to be a Young Friend Board Member:

  • Meet quarterly to discuss events, fundraising efforts, and volunteer opportunities
  • Attend three St. Louis Arc sponsored charity or volunteer related events throughout the year 
  • Become an active participant in one of the board committees
  • Contribute a meaningful financial contribution 
  • Recruit people you feel may be qualified candidates to the board or general member base
  • Most importantly, have a good time and know that you’re making a difference in the lives of many great individuals & families!  These events are fun and volunteering is a great way to make your day better!


4th Annual Summerfest on Saturday, August 13th at Milo's on the Hill

Join the Young Friends for our signature bocce tournament. To register for the event, please click here


If you are interested in becoming a member of Young Friends, please contact Tessa Klassen at 314-817-2241. 

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