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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: 

Volunteer Opportunity at PATH Santa Barbara

Supprt the community by donating your time to PATH Santa Barbara, an organization that addresses homelessness for individuals in our community. We will be prepping and serving food.










When: Thursday, August 25th at 6pm

Where: PATH Santa Barbara - 816 Cacique Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Contact to RSVP

2016 Summer Shootout for Shoes

Attend the 2nd Annual Summer Shootout for Shoes, a basketball tournament that helps the families of Franklin Elementary.

When: Saturday, August 27th from 8:30am-3:00pm

Where: Franklin Elementary Indoor Gym - 1111 E. Mason Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Special YLS discount = $160 per team of 4 players

Watch a video of last year's tournament here: 2015 Summer Shootout for Shoes

Contact Sergio Hernandez of Westmont College at to sign up a team

Contact to RSVP for regular attendance

Day of Caring

Join over 1,300 volunteers in the largest single-day volunteer event in the tri-county area. As a volunteer, you will help complete much needed tasks such as painting, cleaning, landscaping, gardening, and general repairs at our 50 different agencies. Our goal is to get a YLS team together this year!

When: Saturday, September 17th from 8-1pm

Where: Ben Page Youth Center, 4540 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Our YLS site for this year is Skater's Point on Cabrillo Blvd. We will be painting so bring clothes you can get dirty in!

Contact to RSVP

To see more Day of Caring sites Click Here

For questions about Day of Caring, contact Lindsay Rorick at

See the 2016 Quarterly Calendar (July-September)

Check out past YLS events:




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