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Young Friends PhotoThe Young Friends of St. Louis Public Radio is an active group of young public radio listeners dedicated to furthering St. Louis Public Radio as a trusted source of information and entertainment that opens minds and nourishes the spirit.

The group works hand-in-hand with station leadership to create a more informed and engaged community of young professionals in the St. Louis area - one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures.

Benefits of membership:

  • Receive our monthly e-newsletter, which keeps you informed on programming, events, station news and ticket giveaways
  • Tours of the station upon request
  • Members-only discounts on tickets to selected St. Louis Public Radio events
  • Discounts and invitations to exclusive Young Friends events

Join NowBecome a part of the young friends!

If you're already a member of St. Louis Public Radio, let us know and we will add you to the young friends group. If you'd like to speak to someone about the young friends, please contact Jennifer Porter at (314) 516-6779 or e-mail .

Young Friends Events

YF signature events include regular Public Radio On Tap discussions and MetroQuest, a combination scavenger hunt/trivia contest/pub crawl through the city. The group also hosts a number of other events, including partnerships with other Young Friends groups and organizations.


NPR Generation Listen

NPR Generation Listen is a thoughtful project to connect millennial audiences with public radio and one another. Through intimate events and in-depth conversation, we are actively building a community of young NPR listeners who share our curiosity about the world, and our passion for creating a more informed and civically engaged public.

We believe a great story can change our day, connect our lives and broaden our world.

We are hungry for stories that encourage us to live imaginative, interesting lives as creative leaders, compassionate activists, and thoughtful critics. Stories that inspire us to be inspiring.

We are committed to preserving and reinvigorating the spirit of public radio.

We are Generation Listen.

Upcoming Generation Listen Events

#STORIED: The Science of Online Dating
A storytelling experience hosted by Adam Cole from NPR's Science Desk. Featuring three local
storytellers and three expert panelists.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 | 6-9 p.m.
UMSL at Grand Center and the Public Media Commons
3651 Olive St. | St. Louis, MO | 63108


Partner Event

Saint Louis Community Activism

Solidifying the idea that young voices matter, a panel of experts will discuss how they are making an impact in our community and on the world.

Schlafly Tap Room - Club Room
2100 Locust St. | St. Louis, MO 63103

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tickets $10 in advance/$15 at the door

>> Learn more and get tickets


NPR Presents Event

Details coming soon...

Young Friends Leadership Council (YFLC)

Applications are currently open for 2015. The deadline to apply is November 7, 2014.

The YFLC is a place for people with a major passion for St. Louis Public Radio to come together, and with whatever resources fit them best, strive to create support for St. Louis Public Radio, both locally and nationally. YFLC members are chosen on the basis of their willingness to contribute their time, talent, and support.

Service as a board member is a one year commitment of approximately ten hours per month. The YFLC is the primary governing body of the Young Friends of St. Louis Public Radio and requires a serious commitment to leading the organization.

Since its inception in Fall 2010, the YFLC has concentrated its efforts on organizing events related to the mission of St. Louis Public Radio and partnering with organizations that share our commitment to fostering a flow of information and entertainment that opens minds and nourishes the spirit.

>> Apply to join the Young Friends Leadership Council


Young Friends Event Support Team

Be an ambassador for the Young Friends of St. Louis Public Radio!

You can register for our Young Friends Event Support Team, helping out in a variety of ways as your time allows, including:

  • Volunteering at Young Friends events such as Public Radio on Tap and MetroQuest
  • Participating in brainstorming sessions for future Young Friends events and activities
  • Serving as a volunteer at other St. Louis Public Radio events, such as Trivia Night
  • Leading tours of the station
  • Providing administrative support at the station

We will contact you with opportunities as they arise. For more information, contact Jennifer Porter at

>> Sign up for the YF Event Support Team