Are you a young professional who wants to make Greensboro a better place?
Young Leader members are emerging community leaders who give back to the community they love.
Young Leaders (YL) is comprised of caring young professionals under 40, who contribute $120 or more annually to advance the work of United Way of Greater Greensboro. If you make your gift online, be sure to click “Young Leaders” under the Engagement Group section.
Focus & Initiatives
Empowering young professionals to give back
Young Leaders volunteer their time to give back in meaningful ways–reading and tutoring, collecting books for children in need, providing family-friendly activities for families. Young Leaders connect hands on with the work of United Way, experience first hand critical issues our community faces, and make change happen.
Trunk or Treat Event
Led by United Way’s Young Leaders, the annual trunk or treat event gathers volunteers and their vehicles–decorated in spooky-fashion–for a fun-filled, family friendly and safe trunk-or-treating activity.
Brunch & Bubbles
Annual Springtime brunch that raises awareness and support to end local poverty. Attendees who purchase tickets are treated to mimosas & brunch stations with shrimp & grits, gourmet waffles, quiche & more. Event offers bingo, jenga & cornhole, and awesome new connections with caring young professionals and others.
Be a Community Impact Leader
Share your ideas and build relationships with group members, United Way staff and community leaders in a variety of fun and meaningful settings.
Be a part of United Way’s movement to END poverty. You have an opportunity to support societal change and make history.
Be a Volunteer Hero
Participate in at least two Young Leaders-exclusive volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
Socialize and network twice annually with Young Leaders and leadership-level members of United Way’s Women United and African American affinity groups.
Network with community leaders, receive special invitations and early ticket access to events. You’ll also receive a Caring Club Card that gets you special discounts from restaurants and businesses.
Learn more & join us
STORIES OF IMPACT
In the summer months when school is out, many local children do not have access to nutritious meals and go hungry. Be part of the solution by supporting MeaningFULL Meals this July.
Summer = time for MeaningFULL Meals! Making a big difference is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
- Get a box – available at United Way office if needed.
- Fill your box with donated food items (see full listing, below)
- Drop off collected items at BackPack Beginnings.
#MeaningFULLMeals #LiveUnited #UnitedWayGSO #LoveGSO #SoGSO
Join us for ENGAGE on Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at BRAVO! Cucina Italiana Friendly Center. Socialize and network with United Way affinity group members and enjoy free appetizers (drinks on your own) while we work together to produce ideas that will END poverty. Invite anyone you think may be interested in joining our efforts.
Join us on Sept. 27, 6 – 9 p.m. at Revolution Mill for our annual Campaign Kick Off and Community Celebration.
Enjoy beer provided by Natty Greene’s, live music, food trucks, outdoor games and much more.
RSVP by Sept. 20.
Join us for Young Leader’s annual Trunk-or-Treat!
Sunday, October 28, 2019 | 2 – 4 p.m. | 1500 Yanceyville Street
Join Young Leaders and decorate your trunk in a festive, fall fashion and hand out treats for children in our community! This event is free and open to the public.
Trunk-or-Treat is a safe alternative to trick-or-treating that brings the community together.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to host and decorate trunks, greet families, organize car parking, host games & more! Sign up link coming soon.
Click here to view photos from last year’s event.
Gather your friends for a night of philanthropy and fun! Enjoy wine and food as hundreds of designer new and vintage handbags, accessories, experiences, and more are auctioned. Guests will receive a beautiful tote bag from Tanger Outlets.
Proceeds benefit United Way’s efforts to END local poverty.
12th Annual Breakfast with Community Leaders Hosted by African American Leadership
Space is limited to the first 250 people – RSVP COMING SOON
Make plans to join us at the annual Breakfast with Community Leaders hosted by African American Leadership.
Attendees are encouraged to bring new, or gently used, coats, socks, gloves and warm hats that will be donated to local children and youth.