Connect Great Falls -- developing young leaders

A new group is courting young professionals interested in enriching Great Falls, offering them opportunities to develop leadership skills, volunteer and meet each other.

United Way President Gary Owen is excited to tap into the group’s enthusiasm to strengthen Great Falls – both through United Way’s focus areas of supporting education, financial stability and health, but also as prospective employees and employers discover it and appreciate it as one of the many positive attributes about our community.

“We have an amazing group of talented, energetic young professionals in our community and we at United Way realize that they represent an important voice and a tremendous opportunity to build our community,” Owen said.

The partnership with United Way connects the young professionals to volunteer opportunities and provides United Way with an enthusiastic army ready to tackle projects. Already, Connect Great Falls helped collect and sort school supplies through United Way’s Stuff the Bus event and worked with children during the Make A Difference Day Activity Fair.

In addition to focusing on volunteerism, Connect Great Falls provides young professionals with job skill development opportunities by connecting them with local professionals and national webinars. Great Falls Development Authority President Brett Doney spoke with the group offering tips on networking. Other professionals will be scheduled in future months.

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