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.
How to Join
Join YLS and enjoy networking and volunteer opportunities that will help you give back and feel good. Ages 21-40 welcome!
Required donation to join YLS:
- Ages 21-29: $500 annually | $42 a month
- Ages 30-40: $1,000 annually | $83 a month
If you pay the annual requirement in a lump sum, you can join online.
To pay incrementally with yearly, quarterly, or monthly donations, download our membership form.
Submit completed donation forms to:
United Way of the Midlands
Attn: Kalyn Duguay
1818 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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.
Friday, June 19, 2020 - Friday, July 31, 2020 | 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
We are kicking off our Summer Read-A-Thon with a 24-hour Day of Action for grades 1-3 and a livestream at 5 p.m. on June 20th. Volunteers with Always United will also be prerecorded reading dozens of age-appropriate books and offering suggested activities to keep young readers learning throughout...