Young Leaders Society

ABOUT US

United Way of Greater Stark County's Young Leaders are generous and dedicated supporters, age 45 or under, who share a commitment to do something and improve our community. Click here to see Steering Committee members ». YLS committee meetings are usually held the last Tuesday of every month at United Way of Greater Stark County's offices in downtown Canton and are open to anyone who is interested in joining us. RSVP to Carrie Clemens ». 

YLS LEVELS OF GIVING

Members are involved either through giving annually to United Way or donating time (or a mix of both!) for service projects. See how you fit in ». 

JOIN YLS

Joining Young Leaders Society (YLS) is a great way to get more involved in Stark County. YLS members focus on community service projects and coordinate four signature projects annually. Click here » to sign up, or text STARKYLS to 51555 to join from your mobile phone. Or download the YLS brochure (PDF) ».

YLS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Meet YLS members and learn why they decided to join. Learn more »


YLS EVENTS

CANTON PROM

United Way’s Young Leaders Society is proud to be the new host of Canton Prom and to continue the tradition of raising funds to benefit a well deserving program in the community. Proceeds from Canton Prom will benefit Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a new partnership between United Way of Greater Stark County and
Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health. Learn more »

NFL PLAY 60

NFL Play 60 is a movement to get kids physically active for 60 minutes a day, and bring an end to childhood obesity.

HOODIES FOR THE HOLIDAY

Hoodies is a great way to show how much you love your school, give local youth an extra boost of encouragement and give back at the holiday season! Read more »

STARK SOUP 

Stark SOUP, our new micro-grant dinner series to support community projects is a new and unique way to have a say in who gets funding for a project. Anyone (groups or individuals) with a dream or idea is encouraged to apply. Learn more »

CANTON CRAFT BEER INVITATIONAL

The Canton Craft Beer Invitational features breweries from around the state for you to taste and experience! Learn more »

PERPLEXCITY!

Join us for this perplexing puzzle game as we traverse downtown Canton. Think one-part old-school scavenger hunt and one-part Amazing Race style adventure!  Learn more »