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.
YLS 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 ».
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) ».
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. 2017 proceeds from Canton Prom benefitted the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a new partnership between United Way of Greater Stark County and Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health. Learn more »
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, our new micro-grant three-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 TOUR
In June 2017, craft beer lovers 'toured' in Downtown Canton on down a pre-destined route of multiple celebrated and renowned local pubs. Their adventure includes eighteen total craft beer tastings, all available at the downtown pubs participating in the tour, plus the first 150 people who bought tickets received a t-shirt and swag bag!! Learn more »