When research revealed that each young adult who leaves the Wichita area costs $300,000 in lost investment, Chamber staff realized the pressing need to immediately enter the fierce, global competition for young professionals in our community. Young Professionals of Wichita was launched in June 2005, with a vision of making Wichita the Heartland's destination for young intellectual capital. With membership of 2,700 and growing, this organization is comprised of bright, energetic "YPs" who promise to be extremely instrumental in the growth of Wichita over the coming years.
Who are the YPs?
Young Professionals of Wichita is a membership-based organization geared towards Wichitans between 21 and 39. "YPs" are ambitious, educated, and wired; those ready to work hard, play hard, and make a difference in their community.
YPW's goals are simple.
The number one aspiration is brain gain for Wichita by:
“Our office is full of young professionals who are excited about being involved in their community. YPW has been a great tool for helping them establish those relationships.”
Ginger Farney, Ernst & Young LLP
YPW members receive great benefits:
How do I join?
Joining Young Professionals of Wichita is quick and easy.
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