United Way’s Young Leaders United Supports Opportunity Youth

Mar 23, 2023 | Cradle to Career Team, Early Grade Literacy, News, Opportunity Youth

As the anchor organization for Cradle to Career, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona supports our work in a number of ways. Whether they are helping community members and organizations learn more about C2C, showcasing the success of our partnership at events, or connecting donors to support our cause, United Way’s support helps our work move forward.

Young Leaders United (YLU), one of United Way’s donor affinity groups, has supported the work of reconnecting Opportunity Youth for several years. YLU is a group of young professionals who are committed to service and building a thriving community by investing their time, talent, and treasure. YLU also provides an opportunity for young professionals in Southern Arizona to network and mentor future generations.

YLU raises money to support Opportunity Youth in Pima County through various fundraisers and events throughout the year, including social hours and the Dive Bar Bus Tour. A recent partnership with another community group, Tucson Young Professionals, has only strengthened their efforts for Opportunity Youth. At Tucson Young Professionals’ annual Holiday Happy Hour last December, YLU organized an Opportunity Youth art auction featuring pieces created by young people in our community.

Laura Jones, the co-chair of YLU, explained that supporting Opportunity Youth was an obvious choice for the group and their goal of inspiring the next generation of community leaders.

“When Opportunity Youth are provided with the resources they need, they are empowered to decide how they want to impact the communities they live in,” said Jones.

If you are interested in getting involved with Young Leaders United, you can attend their upcoming social hour on April 12th at Playground Bar and Lounge from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. For more information, click here.