February 2019 President’s Message
by Kelli Fleek, YBP President
Happy New Year YBP Members! I’m honored to be this year’s President and look forward to leading this year’s council! We have a number of events on the calendar for 2019, and working alongside each and everyone of you will be rewarding. Networking and building relationships is my mission this year, as well as getting more of you involved in leadership roles as well as recruiting new members. We have already made an impact in this community with our Lighthouse mentoring program as well as the Light the Way 5K. Let’s continue the success we have had and make a bigger statement. Thank you to all of the members who have participated. I look forward to great ventures in 2019.
YBP & The Lighthouse
In 2017, the YBP Council formed an amazing partnership with The Lighthouse which has been very fulfilling as we work to provide a positive influence in the kids’ lives. In June 2017, we held our inaugural Light the Way 5K which raised $800 for The Lighthouse. Other activities have included an ice cream social, workdays to powerwash and stain their pergolas, celebrity judging of their annual salsa tasting competition and a game night.
Food Bank of Lincoln BackPack Program
In 2016, the YBP Council began collecting free-will donations at their events to be given to the Food Bank of Lincoln’s BackPack Program. To date, the group has given over $695 to this great cause.