Young Leaders Society
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.
This year alone, YLS raised over $26,500 for K2C. Since 2014, they have raised more than $125,000 to support our local community!
Thank YOU for giving BIG during this year’s Big Day of Giving.
Because of your generosity, together we raised $15,436 in 24 hours! We’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all UPS for graciously contributing
$2,500 to our Big Day of Giving efforts. UPSers continue to embody the LIVE UNITED spirit and help end poverty in our region.
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.
Questions? Want to join the Young Leaders Society? Email YLS@uwccr.org