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Meet more of our Executive Team, Sam and Svetlana!

Meet more of our Executive Team, Sam and Svetlana!

Meet Svetlana Carter Svetlana is our Treasurer and has has been with YLA for three years. I have known the Executive Director of Youth Leadership Authority (YLA), Marie Tomao, since 2011, and I have had the pleasure of witnessing her passion for helping youth. I watched YLA grow and develop over the years and was honored

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Meet Colonel Blum and Senator Buck!

Meet Colonel Ray Blum Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, Ret. (30 Yrs.); Teacher/Coach/ AD, L.A.U.S.D. (34 Yrs.) Colonel Blum has been on YLA’s Board for four years.  I was a teacher from 1968 to 2006 and in the Marine Corps from 1969 to 2000. As a Teacher I was mostly a P.E. Teacher/Coach/ Athletic Director working with High School students.

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Meet more of our Executive Team, Kathy and Joan!

Meet more of our Executive Team, Kathy and Joan!

Meet Kathy Chavez  Kathy is our 1st Sergeant and the Mom of our SNDP program. She is an Executive Resolutions Specialist at Bank of America and has been on YLA’s Board for three years. I have been actively involved with YLA since 2018 when my son attended the 12-week Southern Nevada Devil Pups training and community service program.

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Meet YLA Founder, President, and Executive Director Marie Tomao

I am an authentic, fun loving, determined, values-driven woman of faith. My life motivation is based on the Starfish Story and my experiences as a mother, friend, professional, community leader, teacher, and mentor.  I am a 48-year resident of Clark County with a strong love and loyalty to God, family, and community. I am looking

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A YLA Parent’s Story

Lisa Chastain’s 7th grade son, Connor, recently attended the Youth Leadership Authority’s “The Retreat –  A Safe Place to Land” event. Read in Lisa’s own words the impact this event had on her son. From leadership training,  physical conditioning, and spiritual coaching to the environment of like minded teens and adults, it provided the inclusive and supportive experience

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Youth Leadership Authority- A Safe Place to Land

YLA – MOVING FORWARD – A Call to Action!

A Safe Place to Land When the world slowed down…YLA MOVED FORWARDand created “A Safe Place To Land”Fall/Winter Series YLA’s A Safe Place to Land, is a 4-part series of classes/programs witha “whole person” approach that deliversimpactful, physical, personal, professional, and spiritual training from afive-star leadership development team of community leaders. YLA has also been

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