YPA was founded in October
2002. Akron-area young professionals started this organization in response to
survey results by Next Generation Consulting founder, Rebecca Ryan. When asked
what factors were most important in choosing a place in which to live and work,
YPA identified community involvement, inclusiveness and networking
opportunities. More than a decade later, these factors are still what drives
YPA’s mission and goals.
Mission and Goals
The mission of Young Professionals of Akron is to connect young
professionals and encourage involvement within the Greater Akron community.
- Expand professional and personal networks through social
and community events.
- Invest in the community through volunteerism and support
of local business.
- Engage in new opportunities through the introduction to
new and existing resources.