While living in Seattle in 2008, Reid first became involved with United Way of King County, using his background in banking to help low-income families file their taxes for free.
“That was a big community need that the United Way had taken on,” Reid said.
Looking to get more involved, Reid quickly joined the Emerging Leaders group at the local United Way in Seattle, which features community-minded millennials who want to make a difference. When Reid’s job relocated him and his family to Boise, he wanted to join another young leaders group with United Way.
At the time, United Way of Treasure Valley didn’t have such a group. So Reid, along with a small handful of other like-minded millennials, started one. United Way NEXT Emerging Leaders was formed in the fall of 2015 in Boise.
NEXT is such a great way for young people to get involved with the community,” Reid said. “We volunteer with United Way’s partner agencies, host social hours to connect and learn from prominent community leaders on how we can grow personally and professionally.”