Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn is a professional development program focused on building a peer network among those who work directly with students every day. It operates using a cohort approach, meaning the same group of people will meet throughout the year to discuss common challenges and build relationships with one another. Angela Whitlow manages the program and serves as the program facilitator.

Lunch & Learn is designed for nonprofit youth service organization staff who:

  • Work directly with teens and young adults in a school or community setting with some college access/success component to work,
  • Have 3 years or less of professional experience in the field,
  • Are still building a professional peer network,
  • Have an interest in learning how to apply best practices to day-to-day work, and
  • Are looking for tangible strategies and tactics.

The program is offered free of charge thanks to support from The Laclede Group Foundation.

Registration for Lunch & Learn is full for the 2012-13 year. Remaining sessions will be held at Boys & Girls Club (formerly Herbert Hoover).

Participants commit to attending all sessions:

  • October 2: Getting to Know Each Other
  • October 23: Family Engagement
  • November 27: Self-Efficacy/Resilience
  • February 26: College and Career Readiness
  • April 2: Transition from 12th to 13th Grade

For more information, please contact us.


Resources from 2012-13 Lunch & Learn sessions

The following handouts were provided at recent Lunch & Learn workshops. Materials are provided here for those who were unable to attend a session and to extend the learning to other professionals. Please do not redistribute guest speaker materials without first gaining permission from the presenters.

Asset mapping worksheet - A tool provided by St. Louis Graduates for participants

Youth services directory - Information about services provided by agencies participating in this year's Lunch & Learn