young leaders society

To learn more about or join the Young Leaders Society, email our YLS team.

2020 YLS Events

Winter
Wine in the Winter

Spring
Level Up for Literacy Day of Action
Networking Over Nashville

Summer
Stuff the Bus Day of Action
First Annual YLS & Tocqueville Service Project

Fall
Give Thanks Day of Action
Leadership Summit

The Young Leaders Society is a network of passionate young professionals creating lasting impact in their communities. YLS members connect with each other and their community through leadership development, volunteer opportunities, networking experiences and more.

How It Works

  • Young professionals age 45 and younger.
  • Pledge now with a minimum annual gift of $500 to United Way (just $20/pay period). Be sure to utilize your company’s match program if available.
  • Members expand their social and professional networks and enhance their skill sets by networking and volunteering with like-minded individuals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join?
By joining this active group of emerging leaders, you will have a unique opportunity to make lasting change throughout your community. Through unique networking events, hands-on volunteering opportunities and innovative leadership trainings, members leverage the power of United Way to connect, serve and grow—both personally and professionally.

How many members are in YLS?
We currently have more than 500 YLS members representing 40 local companies.

What kind of events are held for members?
As a member, you might read to a student in a nearby Read to Succeed classroom, deliver backpacks full of school supplies from Stuff the Bus to children on their first day of school, get your hands dirty by volunteering at a Family Resource Center, or network with some of the most influential business leaders in Greater Nashville.

Why should I give to United Way?
United Way unites the community and mobilizes resources so that every child, individual and family thrives. When you commit to United Way, you are fighting for a community where every person—no matter their background, their abilities or their zip code—has an equal chance at a bright future.

UNITED WE WIN

These are the hand raisers, game changers, problem solvers and moment makers.
These are the faces of our community.

Looking to Volunteer in the Community?

United Way of Greater Nashville, through a partnership with Hands On Nashville, offers hundreds of opportunities each month for anyone looking to get involved. 

United Way partners with more than 100 agencies to make this all possible.

Learn more about our Partner Agencies on the ground.

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