Youth Leadership Authority, America the Beautiful Event


By Cheri Fisher and Su Phelps, Photos by Su Phelps

On February 19th the Youth Leadership Authority (YLA) which is a non-profit organization created to encourage and empower teens and young adults, ages 13-22 to become well balanced and self-confident, held their America The Beautiful Event at ” Hash House To Go Go” at 555 N. Stephanie to create awareness of the organization and raise money to support the youth.

YLA has been operating successfully for the past 11 years as Southern Nevada Devil Pups (SNDP) as a volunteer organization. YLA will continue to operate SNDP and will also host a variety of other youth leadership programs to compliment SNDP in order to better serve our youth.

Marie Tomao, Founder and CEO of Youth Leadership Authority, has devoted countless hours assisting in the development of youth in Southern Nevada thru Southern Nevada Devil Pups (SNDP). She quickly became a force to be reckoned with within the organization and has set the bar incredibly high for her colleagues in other chapters of Devil Pups.

The Mayor of Henderson Debra March along with the Fire Chief and Police Chief and Judge Mark Stevens were present to support YLA and enjoy the evening. Along with great food they had a silent auction and raffle.