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.




Headshots and Happy Hour

Thursday, April 19, 5:30-7pm
Abuelas Cocina Mexicana Restaurant (60 N Alvernon)

Everyone needs a good headshot, so why not do it during Happy Hour? Join the Young Leaders Society on Thursday, April 19 from 5:30-7 for appetizers and drinks. Bring at least 2 items of professional clothing or a minimum $10 donation to receive a headshot courtesy of Jen Bee Photography. Headshots will be emailed approximately 10 business days after the event.

Check out this event on Facebook.


BBQ and UA Baseball Game Thank You event

Friday, May 4, 5pm

If you have attended any YLS event in the past year, you are invited to join us for a free BBQ and UA Baseball Game.  Join us at Reid Park, Ramada 20 for a BBQ and games.  Then we will head to the UA Baseball game at 7pm.  


Take a look at photos from recent events HERE!

2016-2017 YLS Successes 

○ We raised $1780

○ We created 21 new teacher baskets for student teachers beginning their careers this fall.

○ We donated school supplies, professional clothing, and healthy fast food gift cards to The Rec.

○ We helped sponsor a member of the United Youth Leadership Council to attend Opportunity Nation Summit in NYC.

○ Decorated 500 cookies with seniors and donated them to the Primavera Men’s shelter

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