About Us

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Who is Young Leaders for Children (YLC)?

Young Leaders for Children (YLC) is a volunteer group of LIVEfor… YLC is made up of young professionals from a variety of backgrounds living in and around the Twin Cities with the joint goal of supporting the rehabilitative needs of children in our community.  

YLC believes that young adults have a responsibility to invest in the health care of children today, so they may lead the community of tomorrow.  Our goal is to unite creative, intelligent, and dedicated individuals to have a good time while serving our community.

YLC is LIVEfor…Inc.’s volunteer committee charged with organizing a gala fundraiser each year called WonderBall. WonderBall will benefit Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota’s Department of Developmental and Rehabilitation Services to assist with ensuring children have access to advanced specialty programs and services in order to increase independence in activities of daily living, participate in recreational programming, and improve quality of life.

WONDERBALL 2016

In its inaugural year, WonderBall was a tremendous success.

WonderBall 2016 had 320 guests, 5 corporate sponsors (Orthotic Care Services, Reliable Medical Supply, Handi Medical Supply VigiLanz Intelligence and ReliaMax), countless in-kind donations, a silent auction, and fundraising games. YLC was able to donate over $27,000 to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Department of Developmental and Rehabilitation Services. This donation was used to purchase six Masimo portable heart rate, blood pressure, and pulse oximeter machines. One for every Children’s Minnesota rehabilitation site.  These devices will allow the safe expansion of Children’s cardiac rehabilitation program to all sites, as well as serving in the rehabilitation of other patient populations, such as patients post-concussion, and patients with side effects from chemotherapy.

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WONDERBALL 2017

The Lumber Exchange Event Center – 10 S 5th St. #300 Minneapolis, MN 55402

March 4th, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 12:00 am | Cocktail attire

Wonderball is a 21+ Event

Join us for dancing, hors d’oeuvres, hosted bar, silent auction and additional games throughout the night. You’re not going to want to miss out on this amazing night!