Why join YLS?
There are many worthwhile groups for young professionals in Columbia…so what makes YLS different? For one thing, we’re affiliated with the United Way, a four-star charity that addresses local needs right here in the Midlands. Through our work, you can be sure that you’re making the biggest impact with your limited time and making connections with your peers that will last a lifetime.
Join YLS and enjoy networking and volunteer opportunities that will help you give back and feel good. Ages 21-40 welcome!
Required UNRESTRICTED donation to join YLS:
- Ages 21-29: $250 annually | $21 a month
- Ages 30-40: $500 annually | $42 a month
BECOME A SPONSOR
Sponsors allow us to hold events without the use of donor dollars. Thank you to our sponsors for enabling us to Plug In and Lead On while maximizing our impact in the community.
Community Engagement Manager, Young Leaders Society
YLS Oyster Roast
Thanks for coming out to shuck some oysters with us at our annual Oyster Roast! We had a great time connecting with all of you and dancing to tunes provided by DJLiv. Special thanks to our Lead On Supporting Sponsors, Drew & Reece Stevens and Miller Valentine Group, Event Sponsors and In-Kind Sponsors. This year's Oyster Roast wouldn't have been as successful without your support.
Reading really is fundamental.
Research shows that raising a child in a home filled with books creates better academic outcomes later in life. Our “Be a Book Bunny” program distributes literacy bags to over 500 students served by the Midlands Reading Consortium to help children build personal libraries at home. With your help, we can encourage reading both in and out of the classroom to help kids develop healthy reading habits that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.
Give Back, Have Fun
YLS donors enjoy many exclusive opportunities throughout the year, including volunteer projects, professional development and networking opportunities, and invitations to signature events like the YLS Oyster Roast and Cocktails & Conversations.