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Young Leaders United

Dive Bar Bus Tour – Winter 2023

Get ready for an unforgettable night as the Young Leaders United Dive Bar Bus Tour returns for Winter 2023!

We’ll get the night started at the El Con Mall–Northeast Parking lot behind The Home Depot–as we embark on an exciting journey through Tucson’s dive bar gems. It’s a night of laughter, good times, and making a difference. Every dollar raised supports United Way’s mission to empower Opportunity Youth in our community. Let’s dive into fun with purpose!

Saturday, December 2nd

Meet at El Con Mall at 5:45 PM in the Northeast Parking lot by The Home Depot. Bus leaves promptly at 6:00 PM. Please remember to bring a photo ID and signed waiver form.

Purchase your tickets today!

Early-Bird (October 16th – November 1st) = $30 each

Regular (November 2nd – November 30th) = $35 each

Last-Minute (December 1st & December 2nd) = $40 each

Don’t wait! This event sells out quickly so reserve your seats today!!

Become a Dive Bar Bus Tour Sponsor!

Dive Bar Bus Tour Stops:

The Nugget
The Shelter Cocktail Lounge
Red Garter Saloon Bar & Grill
Saint Charles Tavern
The Hut

What YLU Stands For


Network with other like-minded young professionals in the Southern Arizona community. Connect with prominent community leaders and other local philanthropists through various hosted events.


Committed to serving opportunity youth in the local community in both impactful and meaningful ways through various fundraisers and partnered events. Our service focus is Opportunity Youth, who are individuals ages 16-24 currently disengaged from school and work due to systemic barriers out of their control. Serving this group means helping them gain access to supportive services such as housing, mental health support, food, toiletries, and workforce training.


We lead by example, committing to service and building a thriving community by investing our time, talent, and treasure. We are inspired by mentoring future generations of young professionals and philanthropists. Offering both leadership positions and opportunities for growth within YLU and United Way of Tucson.


General Membership

  • No minimum financial contribution
  • Invitation to all YLU events (some may have a nominal fee to attend)

Steering Committee

  • Opportunity to be more actively involved in planning events for the group and offered a seat on the Executive Committee after one year of active involvement.

Executive Committee

  • Limited to general members who have been actively engaged for at least a year and have become a Leadership Donor ($500 or more contribution to United Way).
  • Executive Committee members will plan all events and direct decisions of the group.


2022-2023 Successes

Raised more than $2,700
Provided supplies for Halloween Party at Goodwill’s Re-Engagement Center
Partnered with Tucson Young Professionals to provide philanthropic support
Worked with local Opportunity Youth artists to host a silent auction at Tucson Young Professionals Holiday Party in December 2022
Hosted a local artist led art class at EON Youth Lounge
Celebrated the grand opening of Goodwill’s new Re-Engagement Center at 22nd and Kolb in April 2023
Offered interactive art workshops for Opportunity Youth
Worked with various volunteer groups to build hygiene kits to be distributed to Opportunity Youth

View Past Events

Take a look at photos from recent events HERE!

Get More Involved

Join our Executive Committee! YLU is looking for dedicated young professionals to join our Executive Committee for the 2023-2024 year. If you are passionate about giving back and want to get more involved in your community, join us! This is a great first step for professionals interested in joining Boards or becoming more active in the community. 

For More Information

For more information contact us here.