Young Leaders United


When over half of households in our community are living in poverty or struggling to get by, inaction is not a choice. Young Leaders United (YLU) engages young professionals in United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s work to eradicate poverty and builds socially conscious leaders who fight for change. We unite passionate people to create more equitable communities through advocacy, volunteerism, and giving.


  • Access to a network of like-minded young professionals dedicated to improving their communities
  • Hear from and interact with influential local leaders during exclusive luncheons
  • Participate in unique volunteer opportunities
  • Engage with expert advocates and elected officials through our Public Policy work


Young Professionals Networking Night

Young Leaders United is hitting the pickleball court and you should join us! Connect with fellow young professionals as we network over some friendly matches of pickleball at The Exchange Pickleball +Bar. Join in on the fun and discover how you can make a lasting impact with YLU. Stick around afterward for our happy hour mix and mingle! This event is open to everyone so bring friends.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Exchange Pickleball + Bar, 2120 Rousseau Street
Register here.


Sign up to receive information on upcoming YLU events via the form below. Members are encouraged to participate in events regularly throughout the year and help raise funds to support United Way’s fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.

For more information on YLU or joining the YLU Steering Committee, contact Brittany Elder via email. You can also join our Facebook group.