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Young Leaders Society

Young Leaders Society (YLS) was formed to provide community involvement and personal development opportunities for young professionals.
This unique and dynamic group offers its members multiple avenues to become involved with various United Way and community initiatives, to directly make a difference in people's lives, and to ultimately become leaders in our community.


YLS offers activities that center around three main areas: professional development, philanthropic involvement and networking opportunities. We coordinate many volunteer events, along with various events with topics focused on effective leadership and professional growth.

Check out our upcoming events: 

Lucky 7 Anniversary Cruise  

Join YLS members and friends as we cruise into the sunset to celebrate 7 years of volunteerism, professional development and networking by Santa Barbara's young leaders.  The Casino-themed night will include games, raffles, food, and drinks for purchase.  This event will also benefit the Goleta Union Literacy Partnership campaign.

When: Thursday, June 2nd from 6:00-9:00pm

Where: Condor Express, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara

Cost: $5/members, $20/non-members


For questions about YLS and our events, please contact Cori Gacad at

See the 2016 Quarterly Calendar (April-June)

Check out past YLS events:




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