Young Leaders Society

The Young Leaders Society is United Way's affinity group for professionals who invest in the community and are actively seeking ways to Connect, Serve & Lead to make a positive and lasting impact throughout Southern Arizona.

Check below for upcoming events or click here to sign up for our newsletter.

  • Connect events allow members to network with other young professionals, prominent community leaders and like-minded philanthropists.
  • Serve events offer YLS members the opportunity to give back to the community in an impactful and meaningful way at various agencies throughout Southern Arizona. Our Serve focus is Youth On The Rise (YOTR), an initiative for opportunity youth ages 16-24 who have dropped out of high school and are not working.
  • Lead events are opportunities for YLS members to expand their personal capacity in potential leadership roles and opportunities for growth.




Tacos and Taxes - Wednesday, March 6, 5-8pm, Hotel McCoy

We all have to file taxes, so why not file for free and have fun too! Certified tax preparers will be on-hand to help you file your taxes with
Once you file, you can celebrate with a free drink and tacos compliments of the United Way Young Leaders Society.

*RSVP is required to file your taxes at the event and availability is limited. Reserve your spot today!
Email to reserve your spot.

Take a look at photos from recent events HERE!

2017-2018 YLS Successes 

Thanks to your support, we raised enough money to:
  • Fund two smartphones with service for a year for two United Youth Leadership Council members.
  • Donate 100 bus passes, 50 day planners, more than 75 items of professional clothing, 64 pairs of socks, and healthy fast food gift cards to opportunity youth.
  • Lead an interactive workshop on workplace norms and interview best practices and enjoy a Holiday meal at the REC (Re-Engagement Center for youth).

We also volunteered at the Free on Fourth event, which offered free services to youth like a clothing bank, haircuts, HIV testing, and resources available in our community.

Get More Involved

Join our Executive Committee!  YLS is looking for dedicated young professionals to join our Executive Committee for the 2018-2019 year.  If you are passionate about giving back and want to get more involved in your community, join us!  This is a great first step for professionals interested in joining Boards or becoming more active in the community.  Free Board development opportunities are also available. 


For more information contact:

Meredith Bode
Manager of Events