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Young Friends of the International Institute

The Young Friends promote the value of the Institute's mission and services that build communication bridges between all St. Louisans of diverse cultures. They also recruit other Friends and volunteers by telling the story of the important work of the Institute.

Flagship annual events of the Young Friends, led by the Junior Board, are Trivia Night (spring) and the Holiday Craft Bazaar (December). A variety of mixers and educational events are also offered throughout the year.

Join the Young Friends for $45 annually and start connecting and volunteering today.

As a Young Friend you will:

Membership benefits:

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To pay by check, click here.

Junior Board of the Institute

Some Friends also provide hands-on support by volunteering at the Institute or by serving on International Institute of St. Louis’ Junior Board. The Junior Board is the leadership of the Young Friends. They are individuals with diverse backgrounds and skills and are between the ages of 21 and 40. The Junior Board members work together creatively and passionately to further the work of the International Institute. The Chair of the Junior Board also serves as an ex officio member of the International Institute’s Board of Directors.

The Junior Board promotes St. Louis’ growing cultural diversity through social networking, educational, and community service activities. Junior Board members provide volunteer and financial support to programs that help refugees and immigrants adjust to St. Louis. Board members hail from a variety of backgrounds, including former Peace Corps volunteers, marketing executives, teachers, graduate students and many others.

Through professional and social networks, Junior Board members provide leadership and fundraising support, while raising awareness of the IISTL’s programs and services.

For More Information:
Teresa Nguyen
nguyent@iistl.org