Who are Pensacola Young Professionals?
PYP is a dynamic group of young people who are passionate about the Pensacola Bay Area and motivated to make a positive difference in our community. Our target demographic for membership is individuals between and including ages 18 – 40. PYP offer annual or monthly membership options. We are proud to offer discounted membership rates for alumni, full-time students, and active-duty military members as well as their spouses. All the options can be seen on the member application page. We are always seeking new members as well as community partners and sponsors. Please get in touch if you have any questions!
Here are just some of the many great reasons to join Pensacola Young Professionals:
1. Networking – Meet like-minded young people, forge new friendships, find job opportunities, and make valuable business contacts;
2. Volunteering – PYP has partnerships with many local charities and non-profits, and we offer our members numerous ways to give back to the community in a tangible, meaningful way;
3. Making a Difference – Our organization is passionately committed to celebrating our city and making the Pensacola Bay Area even better, and we do this through educating members about important political and economic issues and sharing our collective opinions with elected officials;
4. Leadership – PYP is an incubator for young leaders, providing our members with many chances to attend leadership seminars, spearhead community projects, work as team or committee chairs, and serve on local boards.
Can I attend events before I join?
Absolutely! We would love to welcome you at one of our general audience “open” events and talk more about your goals and interests – and to see if PYP is the organization for you! Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like more information in advance of the event.
What does my membership include?
PYP offers it members so much: a forum to create personal relationships and business contacts; an increased awareness and knowledge of local business, politics, and culture; an opportunity to give back to the local community via charity efforts and volunteers services; frequent, fun networking events at restaurants, museums, theatres, and other local landmarks; professional development seminars and leadership training; the confidence and opportunities to become a leader within both PYP and the broader community by gaining experience serving on PYP’s Board of Directors.
All these benefits come with a PYP membership, and most events and seminars are free to our members or offered at a reduced price. Plus, local businesses and organizations are often looking specifically for Pensacola Young Professionals members to fill positions, and, as a PYP member, you’ll be the first to hear about new job postings or share openings at your organization to build your work team.
How do I become more involved?
PYP events, programs, and initiatives are a great way to get involved! Members are able to meet each other on an informal basis at our monthly Networking Nights. Volunteering with our Quality of Life team is also an excellent way get involved while making a difference.
As a new member you may feel a little lost. Don’t worry – we can help you get plugged in! Feel free to reach out to any of our leaders to help get acquainted with PYP and and a more in depth look at what we have to offer!