12-17-2020 · Young Professional Leaders

As 2020 comes to a close, we can’t help but be reminded that this year has been one of great difficulty and growth for many of us; and one of perseverance for all of us. We have learned and are still learning a great deal about what we can endure; how to come together as a community to support one another; and hopefully, how to set aside our differences to help one another survive and find peace during this trying season.

For our YPL, I am proud to have seen this organization of leaders come together to continue the work of building connection and breaking down barriers to success for our community of Greater Atlanta. Over the past six months, we have engaged young professionals throughout the Atlanta area in Strong Learners and Economic Stability, two of United Way’s four Child Well-Being priority areas through over 550 virtual and in-person volunteer hours as well as raising over $6K to benefit United Way’s Child Well-being and Racial Equity funds.

And we are even more optimistic for what 2021 will bring. YPL will focus our philanthropy, advocacy, and volunteering efforts on Brighter Futures and College and Career Ready, the remaining two of United Way’s four Child Well-Being priority areas. We welcome YPL members and guests to engage with us in upcoming events and activities aligned to each of these priority areas to increase child well-being in our community.

Click on the links below to learn more about each of United Way’s investment priority areas that we are focused on for 2020-2021 and join us for upcoming events and activities to support each of these.

Strong Learners – August, September, October

Economic Stability – November, December, January

Brighter Futures – February, March

College & Career Ready – April, May, June

To learn more and get engaged, join us for our first virtual social and game night of 2021 on January 21st.

Happy Holidays!

Brandi Wyche

2020-2021 Young Professional Leaders Chair

Want to connect with Brandi? Message her at ypl@unitedwayatlanta.org.