WHO WE ARE & OUR FOCUS
Young Leaders (YL) are emerging community leaders committed to empowering and inspiring young professionals to lead community-wide change that ends poverty. Membership is comprised of caring young professionals under 40 who contribute $120 or more annually to United Way of Greater Greensboro.
Members elevate and support United Way’s efforts to end local poverty by helping children and youth prepare for success in college, work, and life. This focus is woven into all events, volunteer opportunities, and advocacy efforts.
EVENTS – VOLUNTEERING – ADVOCACY
FRIENDS UNITED Mixers
Have a drink, mix and mingle with fellow members and socialize with people who want to make a difference. Invite others to learn more about United Way’s work!
End Poverty: The Lunch & Learn Series
Virtual event hosted by YL to highlight United Way’s latest efforts that are helping children and youth prepare for success in college, work, and life.
Annual trunk-or-treat event hosted by YL that gathers volunteers and their vehicles–decorated in spooky-fashion–for a fun-filled, family friendly and safe trunk-or-treating activity that is attended by thousands of local youth.
Members support enriching after-school activities, serve meals, lead workshops, encourage families in temporary housing and new teen moms, and support programs that provide youth with mental heath counseling and services for children with disabilities.
In 2023, United Way will launch an Advocacy Agenda – YL will play an important role in defining, launching, and achieving these community-wide efforts.
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.
Help our community transition 3,000 households out of poverty by 2030. You have an opportunity to support societal change and make history.
Be a Volunteer Hero
Participate in volunteer opportunities throughout the year. To see all volunteer opportunities, click here.
Host Community Events that Help End Poverty
Every year, affinity group members host a variety of community events that create meaningful engagement and true change.
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.