Young Leaders United


Young Leaders holding fresh vegetables at a Mobile PantryYoung Leaders United is an affinity group for young professionals ages 21-40 who want to invest in the community and are actively seeking ways to make a positive and lasting impact in New London County. Through unique networking events, hands-on volunteering opportunities and innovative leadership trainings, members leverage the power of United Way to connect, serve and lead both personally and professionally.


Why Join? Young Leaders is a great opportunity for young professionals to meet others who want to give back to New London County through United Way! The group offers social and professional opportunities as well as the experience of fundraising and volunteering for a community cause.


Connect. Social events allow members to network in a social setting withYoung Leaders volunteering at the Food Center warehouse other young professionals, prominent community leaders and like-minded philanthropists.


Serve. Volunteer and community engagement activities offer members the opportunity to give back to the community in an impactful and meaningful way at various agencies throughout New London County. Much of the engagement focus is on the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center to address the high rate of food insecurity in our community. These activities focus on both fundraising and volunteerism.


Lead. Networking and professional growth opportunities allow members to participate in learning events, networking, and knowledge sharing for both personal and professional growth. These will also focus on United Way’s community impact work to gain a deeper understanding about the health and human services needs and opportunities in New London County.


If you would like to learn more about Young Leaders United, contact Elke Bellet.