Engagement Group

Young Professional Leaders

Young Professional Leaders (YPL) is a group of individuals, ages 40 and under, who dedicate their time to engage the next generation of leaders in Greater Atlanta by cultivating and growing the spirit of philanthropy, community advocacy, volunteerism and leadership. YPL’s mission is to help children and families regain and attain secure and successful futures — an important part of United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Child Well-Being Agenda.

Did You Know?

Over 1,500 members have invested $5.3 million in the Kids Home Initiative, helping more children access stable housing and brighter futures since 2018.

Benefits That Add Up to More

YPL is exclusive to those 40 and younger donating $500 or more annually to United Way of Greater Atlanta. By getting involved, you get a chance to do more.
Increase your professional network and meet influential leaders in Atlanta.
Help children, families, and communities alongside like-minded young professionals.
Receive member-only invitations to training and executive panel discussions.
Join the YPL Board and increase your visibility in the community while creating relationships that live past the organization.

Word Around YPL

YPL's Cause: Strong learners

  • Provides wrap-around services for families at risk of homelessness.
  • Helps families avoid or escape homelessness, regain secure and successful futures and keep their children in school.

Stories That Drive Change

Mentoring Mixer
Each year, United Way of Greater Atlanta convenes influential executives and the rising generation of professionals for the acclaimed Alexis de Tocqueville Society and Young Professio…
YPL Member Spotlight Will Godwin
Please welcome new YPL member Will Godwin! If you would like to be featured in our next member spotlight, please click here. What inspired you to become involved with Young Profession…
A Letter From Keonda M. Banks, 2022-2023 YPL Chair
After serving seven years with United Way of Greater Atlanta Linc and Young Professional Leaders, it is my absolute joy and privilege to step up as the 2022-2023 Young Professional Le…
Meet the 2022-2023 YPL and LINC Board!
We’re excited to announce the 2022-2023 Young Professional Leaders (YPL) and Lead. Impact. Network. Change. (LINC) boards. The board members consist of young professionals who have sh…

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