CHARLOTTE – The Young Black Leadership Alliance expects more than 400 guests to attend its 10th Annual Leader’s Ball, which serves as the organization’s premier annual fundraising gala.
The black-tie, student-led event starts at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Westin Hotel, 601 S. College St.
Sponsors include Novant Health, EY, DHG, CMPD, SPXflow and Charlotte Works.
“The investment that our friends and supporters will make at the gala will support college scholarships for our leaders and program scholarships that will allow low-income students to participate in the YBLA program,” CEO John Martin said.
This fall, 29 young men and women became YBLA Ambassadors, student leaders who serve as role models for their peers and change agents in their communities. Students are trained in the “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” and the BB&T Emerging Leaders Program. They are certified in Toastmasters.
More than 250 high school students are in the Ambassador-in-Training and Ambassador programs
YBLA’s mission is to develop young black leaders to have a positive impact in their community and beyond.