Young Leaders Society

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.

 
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Textbook Scholarship

College textbooks are a necessary, but costly, expense that is not typically covered by academic scholarships.

Our Young Leaders Society (YLS) helps ease that burden for high school students through its textbook scholarship fund.

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COLLEGE & CAREER ADVICE

Share college & career advice with a local student!

Volunteer to participate in the Young Leaders Society Pen Pal Project as a way of sharing encouragement and inspiration to local high school seniors planning for their college career.

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Become a Member

Give your time and talents to education service projects and planning committees. Grow your network with community-minded young professionals. Guide the future leaders of Carroll and Stark Counties.
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Our Focus

Education sets the foundation for the future, and it is the area where we believe we can make the greatest impact. As young leaders, our personal and professional success would not have been possible without support from mentors, teachers and advocates who helped us along the way. Now we’re paying it forward for the next generation.
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Prepare children to start school ready to learn and thrive

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Support young people with high-quality, compassionate mentorship

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Help students plan for success in a career or college

Our Initiatives

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July 2021

YLS Double Dash: Race to the Finish

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 10 AM EDT – 1 PM EDT Join Young Leaders Society in a "Race to the Finish" to support our Textbook Scholarship Fund! Gather your team (4-6 people) and sign up to secure your spot for a Scavenger Hunt. The game will take place on GooseChase so each teammate can contribute through the app on their phone. $20 per person  |  Teams made up of 4 to 6 people Space is limited, so register online…

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Steering Committee

  • Heather Baker, AultCare
  • Aly Brine, Aly Brine Coaching
  • Kathryn Cusma, Brown Local Schools
  • Lauren Higgins, H-P Products, Inc.
  • Kristin Hooten, YWCA Canton
  • Autaum Kendle, Community Volunteer, Chair
  • Deanna Kidwell, Schauer Group, Inc.
  • Molly McDougal, The Karcher Group
  • Alison Oyler, The Karcher Group
  • Mandy Pelger, Canton City School District
  • Brett Pinson, Employers Health
  • Brandon Rohrer, Massillon Museum
  • Timothy Ruby, The Karcher Group
  • Aashawnti West, Walsh University

Contact us for details about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

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