Young Leaders Society

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Young Leaders Society
Join young professionals networking, volunteering, and raising funds for United Way's Square One Project

United Way’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) unites young professionals in making a difference in our community. YLS helps local kids dream big and achieve success in school and beyond.

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Visit Sacramento, 2019 Brews & Brains Champions

Brews & Brains Winter 2019
February 8, 2019

United Way’s Young Leaders Society packed the Sacramento Masonic Temple with over 180 guests for the 2019 Brews & Brains Trivia Night. The sold-out event brought together trivia enthusiasts’ love for local beer, tacos, and making a difference in our community and raised over $7,500!  The event proceeds will benefit the Sacramento Kindergarten to College Savings Program (K2C). 

Click here for photos from the night.

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Bowling into Another Successful Year!
Young Leaders Society Celebrate Members' Accomplishments

United Way’s Young Leaders Society brings together young professionals who are passionate about making a difference. YLS members have volunteered their time to help raise funds so that local kindergarteners and their families could open college savings accounts through the Kindergarten to College (K2C) Saving Program. Last month, YLS members celebrated the program’s accomplishments while recognizing new and current members at their annual members’ celebration at Punch Bowl Social in Downtown Sacramento. 

in 2018, YLS raised over $26,500 for K2C. Since 2014, they have raised more than $125,000 to support our local community! 
Success Story

2018 YLS Brews & Brains Huge Success
YPs raise more than $5,000 for students' savings accounts

Trivia, beer, and philanthropy made for a great night at United Way’s Young Leaders Society Brews & Brains fundraiser that was SOLD OUT! More than 130 young professionals came out in support of the United Way’s Kindergarten 2 College Savings Program – K2C is part of United Way’s Square One Project – our 20-year promise that will significantly increase the number of students who graduate from high school prepared for success in college and beyond. The Young Leaders Society is working with the founders of Sacramento K2C, California Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and SAFE Credit Union, to grow this program in our region. We know that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty in the Sacramento region.

Thanks to passionate YPs, we raised $5,160 for the Kindergarten 2 College Savings Program! The money will be used to fund college savings accounts for kindergarteners in the Robla School District.

Thank you for supporting United Way’s Young Leaders Society and for creating the expectation, very early in a child’s life, that higher education is both a desirable and – more importantly – an achievable goal. The K2C program recognizes that early intervention and continued parental involvement will dramatically increase the probability that their children will realize the goal of higher education achievement.

View event photos here!

Questions? Want to join the Young Leaders Society? Email YLS@uwccr.org