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Causes: Community Coalitions, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Community Service Clubs, Economic Development


The mission of Pensacola Young Professionals is to develop the Pensacola Bay Area as a thriving and dynamic place to live, work and play by making our fellow young professionals and the community as a whole aware of issues shaping the area through proactive civic, social, and professional involvement.

Target demographics: Our Vision Statement The vision of Pensacola Young Professionals is to be recognized as the nation’s premier young professional organization committed to the growth of the Pensacola Bay Area. Our Mission Statement The mission of Pensacola Young Professionals is to develop the Pensacola Bay Area as a thriving and dynamic place to live, work, and play. Our Values Leadership We strive to provide strong leadership to our organization and community by holding ourselves accountable to our mission and vision, leading by example, respecting those we meet and with whom we conduct business, upholding professional character, and delivering effective change. Service We are committed to dedicating our time to community service initiatives in the area. Development We provide avenues by which young professionals can achieve personal and professional growth. Friendship We are a place where young professionals can meet, network, partner, and unite. We help individuals build and sustain friendships as well as generate new business partnerships through our networking activities. Diversity We embrace diversity by providing an organization where each participant (members, sponsors, and others in the community) is appreciated, supported, and recognized based on the person’s own merit, accomplishments, and involvement in the organization. Our Objectives Focus on attracting, retaining, and developing young talent. Showcase the Pensacola Bay Area as a dynamic community where young professionals can live, work, and play. Empower young professionals to make a difference by becoming active participants in the professional, civic, and philanthropic aspects of Pensacola. Provide a voice for young professionals to influence and drive positive change in Pensacola.

Programs: Teams Professionals may play hard, but they also work hard. Our members come from various backgrounds and interests and share a commitment in volunteerism to make the Pensacola Bay Area a better place to live, work, and play. In addition to the being a member of the Pensacola Young Professionals network, various PYP Teams are designed to help you improve your leadership skills, give you a voice in the community on important issues, and allow you to make a difference through effective teamwork in volunteer endeavors. These teams include: Member Services Economic Development Government Affairs Quality of Life Networking Marketing Internship Pensacola Pensacola Professional Development Institute Get plugged in! We ask you to join two teams when you sign up for PYP membership. This will give you and opportunity to meet like minded young professionals and get plugged into PYP. Of course, you can go to as many meetings and events as your schedule will allow! PYP always has fun events and volunteer opportunities, so we can’t wait to meet you and help develop the passion that drives you.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Justin S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I moved to Pensacola in '05. For about a year, I did everything I could think of to meet new people and network. After many failed attempts I began looking for other places to live. Not long after that, someone told me about PYP. I gave it a shot and it was the best decision I ever made! It gave me the opportunity to feel a part of the community, meet new friends, and help others. I finally feel that I can make a difference in the quality of life of Pensacola just by being a part of something I believe in. I've been a part of PYP for over 4 years now and I may never leave. This organization has given me the opportunity to grow professionally and personally in ways I never imagined. At first, I was hesitant to take on new challenges in my life, but PYP gave me the positive environment I needed to challenge myself. Some of the people I have met in this organization will hopefully be a part of my life for years to come even when my time with PYP is over. Outstanding organization!!!!