YLU Events

Achievement in Caring- April 18th 5:30-7:30pm

Palace Theatre- Eastwood

United Way of CNY will be celebrating the Spirit of Caring in our community through volunteerism and support of our Community Campaign. The event will be hosted by Jennifer Sanders of News Channel 9 and the featured speaker is The Hon. Vanessa Bogan, Syracuse City Court Judge.








Earth Day Clean Up with Adapt CNY – April 21st 9am- 2pm

Near Westside

The One House Initiative Paint the City Day: being led by Adapt CNY and held on Saturday 4/21 from 9AM to 2 PM. The event will take place on Bradley and Elliot Streets in the City’s Near Westside neighborhood, with several properties owned by the Land Bank that will receive painted boards to help beautify their exterior.

We will have trash and litter clean up happening throughout the neighborhood that day, including at nearby parks and green spaces. We are asking volunteers to bring gloves, but we will have supplies to cover the rest of the projects at hand.

We would encourage any and all YLU members and their friends, families etc. to join us. All are welcome. Please see the following facebook event link to sign up.


Partners in Planting – June 1st

Downtown Syracuse

Help Beautify Downtown Syracuse!
For 3 years, Young Leaders has partnered with the Downtown Committee with the Partners in Planting Project.               YL volunteered with planting projects in Hanover Square, Washington Street and Lemp Park (Warren St) to enhance the landscape of downtown area.
Join us on Friday, June 1st for an afternoon of planting before enjoying the kick off of Taste of Syracuse!








Pump it Forward Friday – August 17th

Various locations

Pump It Forward Friday is a fundraiser run by the Young Leaders, where volunteers pump customers’ gas and clean their windshields for tips.  All proceeds go to the United Way Community Program Fund.

Teams of volunteers compete against one another for the most tips.  The winner receives the most-coveted traveling trophy for the “Pump It Forward Friday Championship Team” and bragging rights for a year.