Young Leaders Society


United Way's Young Leaders Society (YLS) is a group of like-minded, young professionals who come together to share a vision of bettering our community. Members connect to their community and each other through special events and volunteer projects.

If you are looking to network with new people, become a better leader, or make a personal commitment to your community, join United Way’s Young Leaders Society. Your ability to make a lasting impact starts here.


United Way’s Young Leaders Society is an affinity group that harnesses the power of individuals 40 and younger to make a difference. YLS membership is open to donors ages 40 and under who contribute $500 or more annually. In addition, members are encouraged to volunteer two hours annually with United Way.


Invitations to special events with like-minded young professionals

Opportunities to roll up your sleeves and volunteer by sharing your knowledge and skills with the community 

Opportunities to learn from community and business leaders

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about Young Leaders Society, please contact Casey Warren at or (615) 893-7303 ext. 103.


United Way is working to improve the health of those in our community, which is why we’ve worked with members of our community to set this Bold Goal around obesity and nutrition.  

By 2030, 30% or less of public school students and adults will be overweight or obese.

2017 Baseline » 40.3% of public school students are overweight or obese. | 2015 Baseline » 33% of adults are obese. |

Source: Tennessee Department of Education | Source: County Health Rankings and Roadmaps



Hometown Huddle 2021

This year, the focus behind Young Leaders Society is aimed towards United Way RCC's 2030 bold goal for bettering nutrition and fighting obesity in our community.

One of the greatest obstacles in eating healthy food can be a lack of accessibility. We want to personally invite you to become involved with our 2021 Hometown Huddle initiative, tackling hunger by collecting food items for food-insecure children in our community.

Join United Way RCC for our Hometown Huddle Sort-a-thon on Thursday, October 28th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Patterson Park. Click here for more information.



Just $41.67 a month is all it takes to become a YLS member and make a lasting impact. Click here to see how your investment can impact lives