WE ARE YOUNG ELITES.


Young Elites brings the best of the community together to support high school girls and prepare young women to be leaders.

From its first Leadership Summit in 2012, Young Elites has committed to providing corporate leadership training at the high school level. Challenging year-round and Leadership Summit sessions continually push girls in and out of their comfort zones to achieve intellectual, physical, and social growth.

Aside from its effectiveness in delivering on the promise to provide expert-led sessions hitting pressing, relevant, and important topics, Young Elites events bring amazing, like-minded girls together and starts friendships that have the foundation to last forever.

“If I had gone through Young Elites as a high school student, I would have been more confident going into college because I was a little nervous and unsure of myself as a woman. If I had this program, I would have been able to go into college leading right from the start.”Dakota Dukes, Presenter and former President of Davidson College Young Elites Student Organization

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide expert programming for high school girls to inspire their intellectual, physical, and social growth while preparing them for a lifestyle of leadership.

VISION STATEMENT

To equalize opportunity and provide primary preventative health care for young women.

Meet the Young Elites LEAD Team

[ Live Excellence Achieve Dreams ]

These are the women and men – the inspiring stories, captivating personalities, and smiling faces of leadership in our community – who are passionate about creating opportunities for our girls to be great.

These amazing ones lead by example and make our entire community stronger. They embrace their individuality and are raising up our young women collectively to live successfully, mindfully, and respectfully.

Together they share a common purpose for our kids, which is to show them it is possible
to LEAD – to Live Excellence Achieve Dreams.

Follow the LEADers.

  • "People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing." John Porter
    Taylor Brock
    Alumni
    Student at Elon University
  • "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Lao Tzu
    Roy Burch
    Presenter
    SwimMAC Coach
  • You're only as good as you allow God to let you be.
    Pat Caldwell
    Volunteer
    Parent of YE Alum Maya Caldwell
  • "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Craig Caminiti
    Partner
    Owner of Brooklyn South & Novanta 90
  • "Stand for the truth. Don't ever let someone tell you that you can't do something." Will Smith
    Shneeka Center
    Volunteer
    ENL Teacher at DeWitt Clinton High School
  • "It costs nothing to be nice." Don Meyer
    Courtney Colborne
    Presenter
    Event Coordinator & Interior Designer
  • "Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us." Marianne Williamson
    Katie Dixon
    Partner
    Owner of Kādi Fit
  • "God is within her, she will not fail." Psalm 46:5
    Kat Eckles
    Partner
    Chief Visionary Officer of Clean Juice
  • "You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches." Dita Von Teese
    Devin Findlay
    Volunteer
    Young Elites
  • "To whom much is given, much is required." John Fitzgerald Kennedy
    Niya Johnson
    Volunteer
    Young Elites
  • "Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future." J. Cole
    Justin Jordan
    Volunteer
    Student at UNCG
  • "Fear is an untapped energy source." Laird Hamilton
    Wes Knight
    Presenter
    Founder of Creating Space
  • "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." Neale Donald Walsch
    Danielle Ratliff
    Partner
    Owner of Serenity Now Massage Therapy
  • "Keep your head up. God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers." Zig Ziglar
    Kyla Roland
    Volunteer
    Student at Davidson College
  • "I'd rather die enormous than live dormant." Jay Z
    Shiley
    Founder & CEO
    Young Elites
  • "Anything less than the best is a felony." Rob Van Winkle "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein
    Matt & Megan Lineberger
    Partners
    Owners of Lineberger Orthodontics

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pam Abirached | Loan Officer, Summit Funding
Adam Boatsman, Treasurer | Founding Partner, BGW CPA, PLLC
Kathie Fisher | Senior VP, Bank of America
Larry Jordan | Director of Player Personnel, Hornets Sports & Entertainment
Greg O’Connor | Owner, Champions Sports Performance Center
Heather Roberts | Owner, E By Design
Jennifer Shiley, President | Founder & CEO, Young Elites
Karen Wolter | Attorney, Bringewatt & Snover Law, PLLC
Amber Zimmerlink | Behavior Analyst, Alternate Behavior Strategies