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About YLS





United Way of Gordon County Young Leaders Society (YLS) Members are dedicated individuals who are interested in philanthropic service, volunteerism, and networking with others. YLS allows unique opportunities to be involved in a network of rapidly growing diverse young professionals in Gordon County. These opportunities will allow prospective members to interact with the 18 partner agencies as well as business leaders in the area. YLS is the growing group of choice for up and coming professionals in the community.

In 2017, over 20 members contributed to 9 volunteer projects supporting 8 different United Way agencies and organizations in the community. In the year 2018, YLS is striving to have more events that will be fun, rewarding, and will allow the opportunity for interacting with other young professionals in the community. Join the YLS efforts today as it continues to further community strengths by helping others.

Membership Criteria

Membership is available to individuals and couples ages 21-40 annually contributing $100+ to United Way of Gordon County.

Membership Benefits

•    Lunch with Leaders: The Lunch with Leaders program provides members with a positive learning experience while allowing members to interact with professional leaders in the community.
•    Special Projects: Will allow participants hands-on community service and volunteer events with the 18 United Way agencies.

Annual Events

Each year YLS hosts two big events in the Calhoun/Gordon County community: Food Trucks & Friends & YLS Gordon County Color Run. In addition to these events we also support a United Way agency quarterly.