I have the pleasure of being involved in the executive committee of the United Way’s Emerging Leaders group. The program engages civic-minded young professionals through volunteer opportunities, leadership development, and social networking events. All of the United Way’s Emerging Leaders funding goes to United Way’s Youth Venture Program which inspires and invests in teams of young people, ages 12-18, to start social projects that create positive, lasting change in their communities. Youth participate in a “Dream It. Do It.” training workshop where they work in teams to develop ideas and learn how to write business plans. Teams then present their plans to a selection panel and the strongest proposals are provided seed funding up to $1,000, guidance, tools, and support from adult allies to successfully implement their ventures.
The annual gala to benefit Youth Venture and fund these projects is coming up on May 12th at the Epicenter!
It’s time for martinis, Sinatra, and more than 400 of Boston’s most fabulous young philanthropists to gather for a gala salute to the mad, mad world of the 1960?s that inspired Mad Men. United Way is inviting civic-minded young professionals from Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley to join its Emerging Leaders program on Saturday, May 12th, at The Artists for Humanity EpiCenter. It will be a blast from the past that benefits everyone’s future. Be there for live music from Kiss 108?s Rich Dimare and his band, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, beverages, a silent auction and of course, Photo Fun Box all to support youth in our community.
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012
Time: 7:00-11:00 pm
Location: Artists for Humanity EpiCenter
Here is a link to the website for more details and to purchase tickets! Hope to see you there!