BECOME A YPA MEMBER
YPA invites young professionals (ages 21 – 40) in WNC to become a YPA member for an annual membership fee of $50. We encourage you to chat with your employer and see if they would be willing to invest in your professional growth with YPA.
Non-members are encouraged to participate and will not be charged to attend YPA’s monthly events.JOIN YPA NOW
WHY JOIN YPA?
As a member, you may now take advantage of the following benefits:
- 12 social events
- Our social events are held once per month on the 2nd Thursday of the month, at a changing venue around Asheville. They are held 5:40pm – 7:30pm so not to interfere with work. We sometimes include a free drink ticket as well as the occasional appetizer.
- 12 volunteering events
- Once per month we offer an opportunity to volunteer for a local cause supporting health, education, social support and other community issues. This is also a wonderful opportunity to learn about how to serve your community regardless of your talents, try something new and connect with your fellow YPAer.
- 12 professional development events
- At YPA, we do our best to connect you to valuable professional development speakers. The first Friday of the month at 8:30 am come learn about a variety of topics ranging from entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing and more. Often, our speaker are professional presenters who have donated their time.
- Members only events
- At least three times per year we have members only events focused around helping members to create better relationships with the community and each other. These events include appetizers and 1-2 drinks.
- End of year party
- The end of year social is not to be missed! Part of the membership dues allow us to host our events at a fine Asheville establishment. These events come with live music, heavy appetizers and one drink ticket.
- Holiday party
- The holiday party is another fun event! Part of the membership dues allow us to host our events at a fine Asheville establishment. These events come with live music, heavy appetizers and one drink ticket.
- Discounts on the following events
- Leadership AVL Breakfast Buzz Events
- And more to come!
- Private members only Facebook group
- This group is an online platform for you to connect with other members virtually. We encourage you to share about your business, events, inspiring ideas, resources for the group and community happenings.
In addition, you’ll have –
- Opportunity to be elected to the YPA Board
- Ability to vote for annual board members
- New members are published in our e-news
- You can utilize the YPA Member logo on your website