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

...I wanted to find an organization where I could give back to the community while also growing professionally. YPL provides me just that. There are so many service opportunities through United Way, and it’s great to be able to give back while also connecting with other like-minded young professionals.
Josh Huffaker
Campus President, South College
I volunteered for a snack pack a couple months ago, and a woman who was impacted by it spoke about how much it meant to her, and her family. Right then and there... I became involved with YPL.
Obinna "Obi" Onyeaghala
IT Business Manager, Altium Packaging

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


YPL Member Spotlight: Jessica Gibbs

“Working in Metro-Atlanta public schools, I’ve witnessed first hand just how many students struggle academically and the impact these challenges can have long-term on …

SaturDAY of Service

Change is possible when we show up to tackle the greatest needs in our communities. Join more than 100 young professionals on Saturday, May …

YPL Member Spotlight Will Godwin

“After living in Atlanta for four years and becoming familiar with community around me, I wanted to support and serve an organization like United …

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 …

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