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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: 

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch is an hour-long volunteer mentor opportunity where local professionals spend their lunch hour with Fun in the Sun scholars.

When: Monday, July 25th from 12-1pm

Where: Aliso School - 4545 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Sign up Here

For questions about YLS and our events, please contact

Professional Development Event - Population Health

Population health is an apporach to health that aims to improve the health of an entire population by reducing health inequities or disparities among different groups due to socioeconomic, cultural, and environmental factors. Join us for an insightful talk from Monica Ray of Cottage Hospital about the importance of community health and wellness. 


When: Wednesday, August 17th

Where: TBD

We will be updating information about this event shortly. For questions about YLS and our events, please contact

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

Sign Up Here

For questions about Day of Caring, contact Lindsay Rorick at

See the 2016 Quarterly Calendar (July-September)

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