Young Leaders Society
The United Way Young Leaders Society (YLS) is a group of passionate young professionals who come together to educate, engage and inspire individuals across Greater Stark County. We harness our time and talents through mentorship, fundraising and volunteerism to activate education initiatives and build a better community.
Apply for our Textbook scholarship
Our textbook scholarship fund provides $1,000 scholarships, renewable up to four years, to first-generation college students. Apply for this year’s award by Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
Become a Member
Prepare children to start school ready to learn and thrive
Support young people with high-quality, compassionate mentorship
Help students plan for success in a career or college
Upcoming Events › Young Leaders Society
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- Aly Brine, Marathon Petroleum Company LP Ohio Refining Division
- Felicia Fullerton, Aultcare
- Derek Gordon, Stark County District Library
- Emily Gordon, Artful Living Program
- Courtney Johnson-Benson, The University of Akron
- Deanna Kidwell, Schauer Group, Inc.
- Molly McDougal, The Karcher Group, Vice Chair
- Ryan McMichael, McMichael Chiropractic Health & Wellness
- Alison Oyler, The Karcher Group
- Drew Pegler, The Pelger Agency
- Mandy Pelger, Canton City School District
- Laura Prengaman, United Way of Greater Stark County, Chair
- Timothy Ruby, The Karcher Group
- Matthew Widders, TimkenSteel Corporation