Young Leaders Society

Who We Are

United Way of Washtenaw County Young Leaders Society (YLS) develops the next generation of leaders by providing opportunities for philanthropy, long-term relationship building, professional development and community engagement.
 
We invite community-oriented individuals or couples, 40 years old or younger, to join us in creating lasting change.
 
 

What can YLS offer me?

The Young Leaders Society offers members the unique opportunity to:

  • LEAD: Develop your personal and professional skills by learning from top community leaders through our YLS Speaker Series
     
  • CONNECT: Network with other young professionals who have a passion for our community at informal social events
     
  • SERVE: Participate in unique volunteer projects that make a meaningful impact on our community - including volunteering with Washtenaw County's first Club Connect Reading Oasis at Erickson School in Ypsilanti

How can I join?

Your membership in YLS starts with your gift to United Way of Washtenaw County at one of the levels below. 

Premium Member Level: Donate an annual gift of $500 or above. At this level, YLS members receive:

  • Free access to all YLS events
  • Opportunities to volunteer at the brand new YLS Club Connect Reading Oasis at Erickson Elementary School
  • Volunteer & networking opportunities
  • Monthly members only YLS updates and alerts
  • Exclusive invite to an upcoming United Way Tocqueville Society event

Member Level: Donate an annual gift of $175-$499. At this level, YLS members receive:

  • Discounted fee for all YLS events
  • Opportunities to volunteer at the brand new YLS Club Connect Reading Oasis at Erickson Elementary School
  • Volunteer & networking opportunities
  • Monthly members only YLS updates and alerts

Upcoming YLS Events

Tour and Tasting at Wolverine State Brewing Company
Tuesday, November 29
5:30-6:30pm
Not just your average happy hour - join us for a tour and tasting at Wolverine! Please register HERE by Monday, November 28. 
 

For more information on the Young Leaders Society, email us at YLS@uwwashtenaw.org. Also make sure to follow YLS on Facebook and Instagram