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
To provide expert programming for high school girls to inspire their intellectual, physical, and social growth while preparing them for a lifestyle of leadership.
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.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jennifer Shiley, President | Founder & CEO, Young Elites
Heather Roberts | Owner, E By Design
Adam Boatsman, Treasurer | Founding Partner, BGW CPA, PLLC
Kathie Fisher | Senior VP, Bank of America
Larry Jordan | Director of Player Personnel, Hornets Sports & Entertainment
Hilary Porta | CEO, H. Porta Coaching & Consulting
Pam Abirached | Loan Officer, Summit Funding
Vonda Simmons | Charlotte Family Housing