Our two incredible groups of Young Leaders finished their final classes last week – and with distinction, might we add! We serve the most impressive young professionals in the greater Nashville area, and count it a privilege to watch them thrive in the YLC programs and beyond!
Nashville Class 73 – Kick-Off Session
Williamson Class – Kick-Off Session
As they prepare to serve on nonprofit boards, our Young Leaders engaged in 28 hours of classroom experience, participated in mock board sessions, and visited other nonprofits serving Nashville. Financials, strategic planning, fundraising, diversity, legal responsibilities–you name it, they’ve learned it!
What is next for our Young Leaders? After 11 weeks of formative leadership sessions, they will embark on their own adventures as board interns with nearly 90 different nonprofits in our city where they will exercise and share the knowledge they have gained.
Thank you to our weekly nonprofit hosts, instructors, and Young Leaders for another remarkable year!
Three YLC alumni were presented awards this past Wednesday night at Franklin Tomorrow’s 13th annual Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards. Presented at The Franklin Theatre, in partnership with Jackson National Life Insurance Company, two of the three awards given in the Volunteer Spirit category, honoring volunteers who are involved either in a variety of community activities or primarily in one organization as a significant volunteer, were for YLC alumni–Patrick Baggett (YLC/Williamson Chamber Class 2013), nominated by Franklin Noon Rotary and Carmen Stanek (YLC/Williamson Chamber Class 2017), nominated by Sydney Ball, for A Vintage Affair, Cards of Care and Young Leaders Council. Sydney Ball (YLC/Williamson Chamber Class 2016) of First Citizens National Bank was the recipient of the Corporate Individual Award for her work with the Next Gen Advisory Board of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, Lipscomb University, Youth Leadership Franklin and A Vintage Affair. Congratulations to Patrick, Carmen and Sydney for the great volunteer work you do in Williamson County!
Are you a young professional between the ages of 25-40, who lives, works or does business in Williamson County, and looking for an opportunity to take your community service to the next level? For the seventh consecutive year, YLC will be partnering with Williamson, Inc. to offer nonprofit board leadership training on 11 consecutive Thursdays, September 12-November 21 from 8-10:30am at Williamson Inc.’s office in Cool Springs. After learning crucial skills needed for today’s nonprofit leadership roles, graduates will serve a one-year internship on a self-selected local nonprofit board to put these newfound skills into action. Young professionals interested in applying should do so online here by JULY 20 to be eligible for the 2019 class. The participation fee is $550. Be a part of the premier organization for training nonprofit board leaders with more than 2,600 graduates making a difference since 1985. Will we see YOU pictured with the YLC/Williamson Chamber graduates later this year?