Privilege definition: a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people
Leadership definition: the action of leading a group of people or an organization
Important words and phases above that sometimes we really need to step back and ask ourselves does that define me, or define anything I am involved in? I'm going to answer the questions for you in this instance-YES. As of last week I was appointed by our National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) President Carlos Clanton and the NULYP Executive Leadership Team the new NULYP Membership Recruitment and Retention Chair. A great honor after serving at the local level for the past 12 years. In rare circumstance, before accepting I made it clear I wanted to finish out my term as President of MULYP as it is ending in July and I was ok filling the two roles at once. It is not the norm to be a YP President and sit in a National leadership position, however I am committed to completing my term and ensuring true transfer of powers is being done here in an efficient and effective manner.
My favorite role will always continue, the one of being a member. It is a privilege AND leadership opportunity being able to call yourself an Urban Leaguer, join committees and lead them. So as you see the many opportunities to JOIN and LEAD committees below, take full advantage of them. You never know who you may meet, what you may learn, and the skillsets that you will adapt that open the doors to numerous opportunities down the road. So for all of our privileged members of the Movement, your time to lead is NOW! #YPEmpowered
Yours in the Movement,
Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals
Membership Recruitment and Retention Chair
National Urban League Young Professionals