08 May I’m a Young Leader
I’m so excited to be a part of the Nashville Young Leaders Council’s 62nd class. It’s a great organization that trains young professionals who have a desire to serve their community how to serve on a nonprofit board.
I’m now a member of a great group of like-minded employees and entrepreneurs who are willing to roll up their sleeves and do something to help make their world a better place. I am truly honored to be in such good company. We started in February. We finish this month.
Young Leaders Council class members commit to an 11-week training schedule and finding a nonprofit board that suits their personal passions. Once we find the nonprofit we’re interested in, we serve as a non-voting member for one year.
While matriculating through the program, we visit a different nonprofit each week and hear from experienced current or former nonprofit chief executives or board members about the roles and responsibilities of a solid board member. Already, we’ve visited Habitat for Humanity and Junior Achievement (one of my personal favs!) and we’ve heard from the dynamic Joyce Searcy. Of course, YLC Executive Director Diane Hayes is always a gem.
I’m endeavoring to lend my time and talents to a board that assists and supports educators and students on their journey to become successful.
Sound like something you’re interested in?
Learn more at www.ylcnashville.org.