In this issue: Youth In Need is named a Top Workplace; White Castle wraps up a “round up”; a staff member is named to FOCUS St. Louis’ newest leadership class; and registration for Golfing for Youth continues.

Youth In Need Named a 2024 “Top Workplace”

Youth In Need has been named as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Top Workplaces. This is Youth In Need’s 10th time on the list since 2013! The Top Workplaces are based on employee feedback secured through third-party survey results. Nearly 200 Youth In Need employees completed the anonymous survey that assesses aspects of workplace culture, including appreciation, direction, meaningfulness, open-mindedness, innovation, cooperation and values. Youth In Need was one of only 168 companies that made this year’s list.

White Castle Rounds Up for Youth In Need

White Castle wrapped up another “round up” session, where diners had a chance to “round up” their purchase to the nearest dollar to benefit Youth In Need. This session raised $15,152 for Youth In Need’s programs! The first two sessions, held earlier last year, raised more than $44,000! Another round-up session is planned for later this year. Stay tuned for details!

Staff Joins FOCUS St. Louis Leadership Class

Congratulations to Ashwini Kherdekar, Youth In Need’s Senior Inclusion and Equity Advisor, who has been named to FOCUS St. Louis’ 49th Leadership St. Louis Class. Ashwini manages diversity and inclusion efforts at Youth In Need, leading continuing education for staff as well as policy and culture changes in our Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion work. Leadership St. Louis is one of the most highly respected leadership development programs in the nation. Built on the belief that the community, just as any business or organization, requires strong leadership to grow and improve, the program encourages an active commitment to community improvement.

Tee It Up for Youth In Need

Youth In Need’s 27th annual Golfing for Youth tournament, presented by SAK, is Monday, August 5. There’s still time to show you support, and it couldn’t be easier!

Here’s how:

  • Sponsor the tournament as a business or individual. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $350 for a tee sponsorship. The more dollars you spend, the more benefits you receive! Learn more, or reserve your sponsorship online.
  • Register a foursome or a single golfer. The cost is $250 per golfer, and the entry fee includes lunch, golf fees with cart, cocktail hour, dinner and awards ceremony. Register online.
  • Purchase a Winner’s Choice raffle ticket. Only 100 tickets will be sold at $100 each. One winner will have their choice of one of three luxury getaways OR a $3,000 cash prize. This year’s getaways include: Cancun Paradise Vacation, Grand Canyon Starry Nights and La Costa Legends & Champions Golf Experience. The drawing takes place on Monday, August 5, and you need not be present to win. Learn more about the trips or purchase a ticket.