What is the Irish American Young Leaders?
The Irish American Young Leaders program was initiated by a group of young people who are deeply proud of their heritage and are interested in finding ways to be a positive influence their local communities and globally.
Founded in 2015, the Irish American Young Leaders is a non-profit organization that fosters leadership among high school students, college students, and young professionals. We believe in the power of the youth to effect positive change for themselves and their community. Leveraging local leaders and community resources, IAYL offers leadership initiatives that give high school, college students and young professionals the necessary tools and real life experiences to become strong leaders in the community. Our motto is that some future "leaders are made, not born."
The Irish American Young Leaders builds strong teams, infuses those teams with a sense of personal connection to new members, and welcomes new contributors with open arms, making everyone feel they belong and thus growing a strong and scalable community that can expand beyond the current membership base and produce new generations of competent contributors in the future. This is an important way in which we can build our shared culture, founded on a strong commitment to our values.
I Am Young Leader Ambassadors work on their own initiatives or lend the power of the I AM Young Leaders network to those initiatives already in existence. The first chapter was established in New York in September 2015 with Kiera O'Conner as the 1st President.
New Members Are Always Welcome!!! Although we are a young organization, several chapters are already in place in the tri-state area and Florida, with ambitious plans for a global network uniting our young leaders of the future. We are reaching out to all our people and the corporate sector, among other audiences, to raise awareness of our mission to help build and connect. Our website is currently under construction, but in the meantime please "LIKE" our Facebook page to keep up to date with our progress! We hope that you will also assist us by spreading the word about our program to your family, friends, and business associates around the world!
The Irish American Young Leaders Hall of Fame has been created to honor leaders who have made invaluable contributions to society and the world beyond. The Hall of Fame reinforces the message to future young leaders that they can and should strive for excellence in any endeavor of their choosing. By presenting powerful role models and teaching young people about inductees, the Hall of Fame is a source of learning, inspiration, and resources.
Everyone is invited to our exciting, fun Launch Party as we honor today's most influential leaders, the brightest leaders from NYC & beyond, so come let's party! Tickets are available on Eventbrite.