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In early 2021 we launched the Young Leaders Board (YLB) of Finlandia Foundation National to work alongside the FFN trustees.

We see this as imperative, in order to attract younger people who will get to know, love and nurture this organization for the future. 

Our goal is to tap the talent pool of the generation of Finns, Finnish-Americans and others in the U.S. who are intrigued by Finnish heritage and contemporary Finland, and are looking for a way to pursue and advance those interests.

We are thrilled with the enthusiastic response and involvement of the eight charter members of YLB. They bring a diverse set of skills, interests and experience to their volunteer positions.

The Young Leaders Board regularly meets online and almost immediately launched two initiatives: Finnish American Professional Network on Linkedin and a curated Spotify playlist of favorite Finnish bops. They have other plans described in the following article, which was written by Lauren Tuiskula for the FFN newsletter.

Each YLB member has committed to working with FFN committees to achieve our organizational goals, both short and long range.