Adding a fresh perspective to Club operations
Chartered as a development board for the Boys & Girls Club in 2011, the Young Leaders Committee (YLC) was established with the following vision and mission in mind:
The Young Leaders Committee (YLC) seeks to broaden the reach of the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows (BGCTM) Board by engaging young professionals and promoting the growth and development of the Boys & Girls Club in Northern Nevada. While directly serving our community through the BGCTM, the YLC is developing the next generation of community leaders by creating an atmosphere that encourages personal growth and professional development of YLC members, identifying other young professionals who are passionate about supporting local nonprofit organizations, and encouraging engagement with the community through volunteerism.
The YLC is a team of passionate young professionals who, through regular service with the BGCTM, seek to lead by example, inspiring other young professionals to engage with and positively impact their community through volunteerism.
Character & Leadership– All YLC members must be committed to contributing their time, treasure and talent; members of this group must be actively engaged. We expect that each YLC member be a leader as his or her own talents afford and strive to learn and grow while encouraging the growth and development of all other YLC members.
Passion– YLC members must be passionate about playing an active role in their community. Although the benefits of YLC membership are many, those benefits are the indirect result of the YLC’s efforts to actively serve and positively impact the lives of others in the community.
Attitude – Volunteering, and the projects we take on in that capacity, must be something all YLC members enjoy; we recognize that there will be challenges, but with flexibility, determination and understanding, we can make a positive impact. Just as we enjoy a good laugh or time spent together, we also enjoy a good challenge.
Teamwork– All YLC members must communicate with each other and the leadership of the BGCTM respectfully and honestly. Feedback, both positive and negative, is essential for the growth and development of the YLC and its members. We recognize that this committee is intended to be a learning experience, which requires us to identify bright spots and areas needing improvement.
Some of the Boys and Girls Club Events YLC supports: