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Get to Know the Young Leaders of United Way of Lake County


Our mission:

The Young Leaders of United Way of Lake County seek to be catalyst for change in the lives of Lake County youth through Leadership, Advocacy, Knowledge and Education in order to facilitate positive behaviors that will create tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, click here to see and/or print a copy of our brochure.

A list of current leaders and committee members can be found here

Join us! Click here and register to become a Young Leader now!

 

2018 Grant Application Program

The Young Leaders of United Way of Lake County is now accepting funding requests for agencies and programs that directly impact the lives of Lake County’s youth.

Applications for their 2018 Grant Awards Program must be filled out in full and returned by June 29, 2018 at 12 pm.

Click here for complete details, and a copy of the grant application form

 

Our 2018 Golf Outing Fundraiser will be held at Black Brook on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 7:30 am.
Click here now for details and registration information!


 
Young Professionals - Get Connected. Stay Connected.
 
Young Leaders seek to be catalyst for change in the lives of Lake County youth through Leadership, Advocacy, Knowledge and Education in order to facilitate positive behaviors that will create tomorrow’s leaders. It is imperative that rising stars in Lake County come together and share their visions for the future of our community.  United Way’s Young Leaders Initiative is the perfect blend of opportunities for young professionals across the board mixing philanthropy, professional development, and social activities to engage and unite Lake County’s best and brightest.  Here are just a few ways to get involved:

Networking Events
We offer a variety of networking events throughout the year and welcome you to attend. Any current events are listed in the "EVENTS" dropdown menu and can also be found below:
 July 27, 2018 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm:  Young Professionals Night at the YMCA Dream House hosted by the Young Leaders of United Way of Lake County and FUEL. Join us for a fun evening of networking and be among the very first to see the 2018 YMCA Dream House!
 
Attend Our Professional Development Speaker Series “Get Ahead by Giving Back"
Check back here for our next speaker series.

United Way Young Leaders hosts professional development opportunities such as our “Get Ahead By Giving Back” Speaker Series throughout the year. Our speaker series are held at local establishments and provide a great way to be inspired and learn from local professionals and leaders in the community, and network with likeminded young professionals in a fun, relaxed environment. Each gathering focuses on a facet of our work at UWLC. For example, during the holiday months, we collect food for our “Feed Lake County” drive, and attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable goods as the “entry fee” to our social. Past speakers have included:

1. Gabe Rhoads, General Manager of Consumer Engineer Lubricants, The Lubrizol Corporation

2. John Gadd, President & Founder, Hot Cards

3. Zulma Zabala, JD, MPA, CEO of East End Neighborhood House 

4. Tiger Laverde, Kirtland High School Football Coach & State Champion
 

Volunteer With Us

Our Young Leaders of United Way of Lake County, offer numerous volunteer opportunities that are well suited to our thriving young professional community. Registered members of Young Leaders are asked to volunteer 25 hours annually. We offer extensive options for all interests including: Community wide annual Day of Caring project, Feed Lake County Food Drive, mentorship programs, Evaluation & Investment Panel (an in depth look and opportunity to make funding decisions), holiday food collection and distribution, direct Youth United Way program, serve lunch at Salvation Army, gift wrapping for the community, local car washes, teaming up with Red Cross to install smoke alarms, partnering with local school to gdistribute food, assisting with various community holidays events, and much, much more! Contact us today to find out more about how you can get connected.

Click here or below to view and print a full copy of the brochure

                                                   

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