Catalysts for positive change

Pensacola Young Professionals brings YPs together to share our passion for the Pensacola Bay area and create positive change in our community

Connecting the dots

Pensacola Young Professionals was created in 2006 to be a voice for the young pros of Pensacola. We started with taking a stand on the Maritime Park initiative and have made it our mission to be catalysts for positive change ever since.

We connect the dots between our members’ goals and the opportunities available to them in the Pensacola Bay area. Whether a member is interested in professional developmentcommunity servicelocal economic development, governmental affairs, or looking for networking opportunities, PYP looks to offer a little something for everyone.

Our goal is to connect members to opportunities within our community and create a greater sense of belonging that attracts and retains young talent in the Pensacola Bay Area. 

{There are so many great things about PYP. PYP provided me the opportunity to learn more about leadership through volunteering, developing a committee and leading the organization. There’s very few organizations where you can learn to lead teams of 3 to 20, lead a team of 8-12 leaders, work alongside businesses of all sizes and the importance of personal connection. It helped me experience excitement, success, fear and failure. My involvement with PYP has been invaluable to me in many more ways than 2-3 sentences will provide.
Kristine Rushing
Joined PYP in 2007
Beck Partners

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We CONNECT young professionals  through regular networking nights and programming designed to strengthen relationships.


We GIVE our time, talents, and treasure to build a vibrant community through partnerships with local nonprofits and volunteer service projects. We VALUE developing our community through civic education and action.


We commit to GROW as leaders by investing in personal and professional development opportunities within PYP and within our greater community.

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Like our members, memberships come in all shapes and sizes! 

Quality of Life Survey 2021 Results Release

Quality of Life Survey 2021 Results Release

The results are in from the 2021 Quality of Life Survey! Join us at CivicCon on January 18, 2022 at 6pm to hear from Quint Studer and our VP of Quality of Life, Claire Kirchharr as they share the findings.  The Quality of Life survey is an independent survey tool that...

Key Takeaways: Design Basics for Non-Designers

Key Takeaways: Design Basics for Non-Designers

This week, we had the pleasure of hosting PYP alum Veronique Zayas of Hatchmark Studios for a seminar supporting our members in need of those basic design skills for the job we weren't prepared to do! As always, Veronique knocked it out of the park. Here are the key...

Turning Your Passion into a Career

Turning Your Passion into a Career

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt As I was growing up, I imagined all sorts of possibilities for the future ahead of me. In my youngest years, I was going to be an Olympic gymnast. With the incredible ability...

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