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 or lead in our steering committee
  • 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

Upcoming Events

Cocktails & Cans

Wednesday, December 19th from 5:30 to 7:30


Non- perishable food donations to benefit

How can I join?

Your membership in YLS starts with your gift to United Way of Washtenaw County. 
Member Level: Donate an annual gift of $175 or more
  • Discounted fee for all YLS events
  • Opportunities to volunteer; including at the YLS Club Connect Reading Oasis at Erickson Elementary School
  • Networking, learning and leading opportunities 

For more information on the Young Leaders Society, email us at

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