In this issue: Youth In Need named a Top Workplace, and golf registration underway.

Youth In Need Named a 2022 “Top Workplace”

Youth In Need has been named as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Top Workplaces in the midsize company category. This is the organization’s eighth time on the list since 2013! The Top Workplaces are based on employee feedback secured through third-part survey results. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution and connection, just to name a few. More than 243 employees completed the survey.

“This is the first time since 2019 that we’ve participated in the Top Workplaces survey,” said Pat Holterman-Hommes, Youth In Need’s President and CEO. “For our staff to name Youth In Need worthy of this honor after two very challenging years is truly amazing. We navigated a global pandemic. We’ve been apart from one another. We adapted to do our jobs differently so that we could continue to provide services to the young people who needed us most. Our staff is our strength, and we wouldn’t have made it through the last two years as well as we did without each and every one of them.”

Tee Off for a Great Cause

Golf with us! It’s one of the St. Louis region’s largest charity golf tournaments, and you won’t want to miss it! Youth In Need’s 25th annual Golfing for Youth Benefit Tournament, presented by Greater Giving, a Nonprofit of FasterHouse & Magnolia Real Estate, is Monday, Aug. 1 at Whitmoor Country Club and the Missouri Bluffs Golf Club in St. Charles.

There’s lots of ways to get involved and show your support:

  • Purchase a tournament sponsorship. Options range from $350 to $6,000, perfect for anyone who wants to support the tournament and enjoy a few marketing benefits as well.
  • Register a team or individual to play in the tournament.
  • Send a monetary gift that goes straight to the bottom line of helping children, youth and families.
  • Donate a silent or live auction item. Experiences, getaways, restaurant gift cards, tickets to sporting events and concerts, sports memorabilia and the latest gadgets are always hot items.
  • Purchase a Winner’s Choice raffle ticket for a chance to win one of five amazing getaways or a cash prize.

For more information about any of these opportunities, visit or contact Ashlee Berry, Annual Fund Director, at