Annually since 1986, Young Leadership Council has selected a class of outstanding New Orleanians who serve as Role Models by actively contributing to the betterment of the Greater New Orleans region. These individuals are an inspiration to YLC’s young professional members and to the community at large.
The Role Model Awards Gala supports YLC’s leadership development through community projects and civic engagement. Comprised of early- to mid-career adults (ages 21-42) interested in developing their leadership skills while bettering the community, YLC is committed to building a more equitable, inclusive New Orleans. YLC achieves its mission through leadership training, hands-on leadership experience, and the amplification of community leaders.