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United Way Young Leaders

Young Leaders are up-and-coming members of the community age 40 and under who contribute to United Way of Miami-Dade at the Leadership level of $1,000 or more annually.

By actively participating in volunteering, networking and personal and professional growth opportunities, Young Leaders are helping United Way make a lasting, positive impact in people's lives and in our community. Today there are over 1,600 Young Leaders from all industries in Miami-Dade County and are continuing to grow.

Our mission

To foster participation, commitment, growth and education of United Way of Miami-Dade's Young Leaders to further United Way's mission of building community by helping people care for one another.

Young Leaders Executive Committee

Committee members, as well as Young Leaders Ambassadors, serve on the executive committee and are responsible for all facets of the Young Leaders program including the annual event calendar and the image of Young Leaders in the community. The executive committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month in the evening at the United Way of Miami-Dade Ansin building. The following four areas make up the Young Leaders program:

  • Community service -- Enhances community involvement of Young Leaders by providing a variety of community service opportunities throughout the year: (community service projects/Hands On Miami/ Mayor's Easter Egg Hunt)
  • Membership and marketing -- Communicates with members and prospects year round. Recruits Young Leaders Ambassadors in companies who will communicate with his/her current Young Leaders, identify prospects and assist employee campaign manager with the United Way campaign (website development/new executive committee recruitment/new member recruitment/communication with community).
  • Social events -- Creates and increases awareness of United Way of Miami-Dade through Young Leaders by increasing individual involvement in the community through fun and innovative events (Luncheon with Leaders series/theatre events/happy hours/discounted ticket sales to certain United Way events).
  • Leadership development -- Develops members' leadership skills through professional and personal relationships and utilizes their skills in United Way of Miami-Dade's campaign and the community at large. Revitalizes and assists Hands On Miami in recruitment/attendance for Effective Non-Profit Board Leadership Training. This three-day seminar trains community minded individuals on the basics of serving on a board and then places them on the boards of local non-profits with the help of the Center on Nonprofit Effectiveness (Effective Non-Profit Board Leadership/Luncheon with Leaders series/professional seminar/Women's Leadership)

For more information about benefits and upcoming events go to the United Way of Miami-Dade Website Young Leaders at Young Leaders

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Office of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor
111 NW 1st Street, 29th Floor
Miami, FL 33128
Phone: 305-375-5141



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