Contact email@example.com for application process questions or issues.Applications are open for YLC Fall Classes – Nashville 75 and Williamson Class – with the goal for our meetings to be in-person. Click here to apply and send this info along to co-workers or friends who might be interested as well. Demand is higher than ever for seats in YLC classes. We accept applicants on a first come, first serve basis, and accept students in rounds. For example, Round 1 admits will include students who applied for previous classes but were wait-listed. They will have 7-10 days to secure their seat, and then we will make Round two decisions, Round three decisions, etc. So, do not delay! Plus, our application is easier than ever to complete. Applying takes 10 minutes on our website. Once you send in our application, you will receive instructions to create a video interview. Once you send your video in for review, we will respond with admission decision. It is that easy! If you have other questions about our admission process, please contact YLC program manager, Rachel Blue, with questions | firstname.lastname@example.org | We are happy to help! Applications will be accepted until July 20 or until the class is filled, whichever comes first.
City Lights 2020 | Family & Children’s Service March 28, 2020 – 6:30PM
We love our nonprofit friends at Family & Children’s Service! In fact, they hosted our most recent Opening Class Session for Young Leaders Council! They are hosting a spring event, City Lights 2020 – honoring Hunter Atkins & John Steele.
The party will feature a 70s Disco theme with live music by legendary funk band Delicious, dancing, and catering by Johnny Haffner. John Steele and Hunter Atkins will be honored for their community service and support of FCS. It’s a cocktail supper (open buffet; no tables). This makes it easy for partygoers to mingle all night. 70s costumes are encouraged (but not required), and there will be fun surprises throughout the evening.
The event benefits Family & Children’s Service, which serves more than 50,000 of our community’s most vulnerable children and families each year.
If you or your business would like to sponsor the event, please contact Beth Hall at 615.340.9718
Continuing Education | March 26 | Second Harvest Food Bank | 11:30-1:00
No better place to learn more about Social Enterprise than from the experts themselves! Join us for an Impact Luncheon featuring Hal Cato (Thistle Farms), Mike Lenda (The Well Coffeehouse), and Kim Molnar (Second Harvest Food Bank).
This conversation will be led by Michael Woodnorth of Woodnorth Advisory. We will define social enterprise and discuss its benefits for nonprofits through examples and real-world experience. We will also explore how social enterprise fits into (and enhances) the traditional nonprofit structure and the questions you should ask to help decide if social enterprise is right for your nonprofit.
Tickets Here – $20 | Includes box lunch
Major League Soccer in Nashville kicks off on February 29th at Nissan Stadium! And this season, they are offering YLC supporters a special deal! 10% of all ticket proceeds purchased through the link below will be donated to Young Leaders Council! Purchase tickets TODAY to take advantage of this great deal!
The Nashville SC has a special place in our hearts here at YLC – in case you missed it, we welcomed Ian Ayre, CEO of the Nashville SC as keynote at our recent 2019 Leadership Luncheon!
Reclaiming Lives After Dark
February 4, 2020 | Montgomery Bell Academy | 7PM, Doors at 6:30PM
Get your ticket for a night with internationally renowned speaker, Ben Nemtin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die.
Centerstone is hosting an immersive event to help you discover the things you want to do before you die, and Ben will share his own inspiring story of checking things off his bucket list, leading him to help many others do the same thing.
Don’t miss out on this inspiring evening with Ben. As a result of experiencing the pit of depression, Ben Nemtin, along with three best friends put together a grand bucket list to experience life at a whole new level. They road-tripped across the US to accomplish their goals and check off their bucket list. The best part? Each time they checked a bucket list item, they helped a stranger cross something off their bucket list too. The list includes playing basketball with President Obama, streaking a soccer field, raising over $400,000 for charity to placing a record-breaking $250,000 bet on roulette, and more. Ben’s bucket list story has impacted millions.
Tickets here | Use code: Centerstone for $5 off ticket purchase!
YLC Holiday Party – December 11, 2019
We celebrated in style at the 2019 YLC Holiday Party on December 11, in the East Nashville home of Dana Blickwedel and Jim Hoobler. We enjoyed the company of old friends and new ones. Catering for the evening was provided by Bacon & Caviar — a Nashville favorite! Over 50 guests enjoyed a fabulous collection of antique and art pieces curated by Dana and Jim, in which many local artists are featured. It was truly a celebration of the rich foundation of arts, leadership, and influence in Nashville — and it is our great privilege at YLC to be acquainted with so many leaders in our community.
Holiday Party Photos | HERE
Our holiday party host, Dana Blickwedel, is featured as our Alumni Spotlight for the YLC Winter Newsletter. Read more about Dana and his experiences since YLC!