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The Urban League Young Professionals of Metropolitan St. Louis is an auxiliary organization of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, comprised of young urban leaders whose time, energy and talents are dedicated to improving the welfare of St. Louis community residents. The Young Professionals are committed to seeking innovative solutions to persistent social problems, such as economic empowerment, education, civil rights, civic engagement and financial management. Their goal is to form a cohesive group of young professional leaders who can leverage their collective experience, education, resources and talents towards improving the lives of those in need. The Young Professionals host monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc. located at 3701 Grandel Square. 

Urban League Young Professionals of Metropolitan St. Louis are excited to present:

The State of Black St. Louis

Mental Health in the Black Community

We will be discussing Mental Health issues that affect the Black Community

Invited Guest Speakers:

Keana Nwaneri, MS

Clinical Mental Health Counselor 

Specialty / Area(s) of Expertise:

Domestic Violence


Attachment Style

Melissa Douglass, LCSW, DCC

Distance Counselor/Founder of Goal Driven Counseling, LLC

Specialty / Area(s) of Expertise: 

Tele-mental health 

Navigating Transitions

Stress Management

Marcus Miller, MA 

Program Director for KHAOS, INC and Assessor for SSM Health

Specialty / Area(s) of Expertise:

Trauma-focused care & SGL or LGBTQ mental wellness

Gabriel Washington

Staff Pharmacist, Schnucks Pharmacy 

Specialty / Area(s) of Expertise:

Disease State Prevention/ Treatment

Ebony Hester MSW, LCSW 


Specialty / Area(s) of Expertise:

Marginalized communities depression, anxiety, and trauma foster care, LGBTQ, and issues related to race/culture

The State of Black St. Louis is a five part series hosted by
The Urban League Young Professionals of Metropolitan St. Louis
discussing various topics that effect our community.

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  Between The Ages of 21 - 40 (we also have a junior level 18-20).

  Want To Make A Difference In Your Community.

  Be Part Of A National Civic Organization, Recognized For Making Change.

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