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Young Leaders United

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Young Leaders United (YLU) is United Way’s affinity group of young professionals who share in connecting with like-minded people, are committed to serving opportunity youth and leading by implementing impact throughout Southern Arizona.

Young Leaders United is committed to serving opportunity youth in the local community in both impactful and meaningful ways through various fundraisers and partnered events. Our service focus is Opportunity Youth, who are individuals ages 16-24 currently disengaged from school and work due to systemic barriers out of their control. Serving this group means helping them gain access to supportive services such as housing, mental health support, food, toiletries, and workforce training.

With your donation:

  • Opportunity Youth in Pima County will have better access to service and pathways to help them meet their basic needs, finish school, and enter meaningful and sustainable employment.
  • Community partners working with Opportunity Youth every day will be able to collaborate better together, provide clearer pathways for the youth they serve, and work to better outcomes to Opportunity Youth in Pima County.
  • Opportunity Youth will be able to engage in projects and collaboratives with community partners, and give their input on community initiatives serving Opportunity Youth directly. 
  • Programs at United Way of Tucson will be better able to serve the population of Opportunity Youth in Pima County.

Young Leaders United Event Donations



2018-2019 Successes

Raised more than $3500
Donated eight chess sets for Goodwill Metro
Donated 514 Backpacks for the Backpack Project and volunteered for the Installation event
Helped host the Backpack Project Distribution event, in which more than 2500 backpacks were distributed to various agencies supporting Opportunity Youth
Restocked the snack pantry at Goodwill Metro
Offered interactive art workshops for Opportunity Youth
Hosted a Holiday party for Opportunity Youth enrolled in Goodwill Metro
Assisted two United Youth Leadership Council members with per diem amounts on their trip to a national conference
Funded smartphones for two United Youth Leadership Council Members
Renewed our Smart phone service for a year to two United Youth Leadership Council members
Volunteered at Ben’s Bells
Continued our mentorships with members of the United Youth Leadership Council

View Past Events

Take a look at photos from recent events HERE!

Get More Involved

Join our Steering Committee! YLU is looking for dedicated young professionals to join our Executive Committee for the 2019-2020 year. If you are passionate about giving back and want to get more involved in your community, join us! This is a great first step for professionals interested in joining Boards or becoming more active in the community. Free Board development opportunities are also available.

For More Information

For more information contact us here.