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. 

{Pensacola is home! I grew up here. It's an exciting time with the resurgence and development of our community to be a catalyst for change and a component to helping in that development.
CJ Dancy
Joined PYP in 2019

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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.

Become a member

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

Member All-Star Q1 2021: Karyn Scarbrough

Member All-Star Q1 2021: Karyn Scarbrough

Each quarter, our Board of Directors reviews nominations for outstanding members of PYP and selects a member that goes above and beyond the call of duty within PYP and in our community. Last quarter, our Board of Directors selected Karyn Scarbrough!

Join our Team! New Leadership Opportunities

Join our Team! New Leadership Opportunities

PYP is looking for young passionate leaders to serve on our leadership team! Our leaders help support the mission of PYP and plan programming for the organization and our members. 

Thank You to our Sponsors & Partners

Studer Properties
International Paper
Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund
Navy Federal
ProHealth Clinic
Pensacola Chamber