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Upcoming events

    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 15 Oct 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Summit Metro Parks

    Participate in the Summit Metro Parks Fall Hiking Spree with YPA! The Spree is an annual event that runs from September 1 to November 30, you get more details and sign up here

    We have four hikes planned, weather permitting. Meet us for one or all four. Come by yourself, bring the family or a friend (human or the furry sort) to have some fun in Akron's beautiful backyard!

    We will meet at the following park trails at 10 am on the following dates:

    Saturday 9/9

    Goodyear Heights Metro Park: 550 Frazier Ave, Akron 44305

    Alder Trail (Easy)

    Sunday 9/24

    Monroe Falls Metro Park: 521 S River Rd, Munroe Falls 44262

    Indian Spring Trail (Moderate)

    Saturday 10/7

    F. A. Seiberling Nature Realm: 1828 Smith Rd, Akron 44313

    Cherry Lane and Fernwood Loop Trails (Easy)

    Sunday 10/15

    Cascade Valley Metro Park: 1061 Cuyahoga Falls St, Akron 44313

    Oxbow Trail (Moderate)

    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • 3900 Medina Road Akron, OH 44333

    The weather will be cooling down but things are heating up at YPA! Join us as we check out one of our favorite hot spots, BOMBA Tacos & Rum in Fairlawn!

    Light appetizers will be provided, plus you can also try their to-die-for customizable guacamole, beers, margaritas and rum flights for yourself.


    Our night starts at 5:30 but if you want to sneak out of work early and head to BOMBA for their Happy Hour from 4 - 6:30pm, we'll never tell.

    • 12 Oct 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall at the University of Akron 198 Hill Street, Akron

     connect2akron seeks to connect college students, recent graduates, and young professionals with Greater Akron area non-profit organizations in an effort to increase connectivity and provide organizations with the support needed to be successful. 

    Attendees will interact directly with the non-profits, learn about the organizations and be able to sign-up for future volunteer or fundraising efforts.

    Light refreshments will be served. Cash bar. Parking is available in the E.J. Thomas Parking Deck and on surrounding surface lots. No permit needed.


    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • MadCap Brew Co. 1422 Mogadore Rd, Kent, OH 44240
    Registration is closed

     We are making another stop on the Summit Brew Path - join us at MadCap Brewing Company in Kent for YPA Oktoberfest! You can try some of the eight tasty, comic book inspired beers on tap while you network, play pinball, giant Jenga and other games. 

    And just because we love ya, we asked our friends at Momma Wade's Smokehouse to park their truck beside the brewhouse and dish up yummy BBQ all night!

    *Registration will open September 27th*

Past events

16 Sep 2017 Put-in-Bay with YPA!
24 Aug 2017 Sunset Kayak & Patio Party
25 Jul 2017 The Winery at Wolf Creek
15 Jul 2017 YPA Checks Out Brew at the Zoo!
27 Jun 2017 Mini Golf w/YPA!
23 May 2017 Beer & Games at R.Shea Brewing
26 Apr 2017 unWINE'd & Network at Uncorked!
13 Apr 2017 Volunteer with CORE & YPA at Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
23 Mar 2017 Mix And Mingle Bowling!
28 Feb 2017 Wild About March - March Madness Tournament
22 Feb 2017 'Hoppy Hour' at HiHO Brewing Co.
24 Jan 2017 YPA's 2017 Annual Meeting
13 Dec 2016 YPA Holiday Party at The Wine Mill
17 Nov 2016 Cold Days, Warm Hearts with YPA
18 Oct 2016 Bomba Tacos and Rum w/ YPA!
08 Sep 2016 Howies on the Lake W/YPA and Portage Lakes Young Professionals
09 Aug 2016 Old 97 Patio Party with YPA
21 Jul 2016 Young Professionals Game Night at Akron RubberDucks Canal Park
18 Jun 2016 United Way KaBOOM! Playground Build with YPA and YPN
09 Jun 2016 Brew At The Zoo and VIP Pre-party (Members Only)
26 May 2016 Wine N' Game Night
29 Apr 2016 Join Connect2Akron at The Bite Social
23 Mar 2016 Mix and Mingle Bowling
05 Mar 2016 Volunteer with YPA! Pedal with a Purpose
25 Feb 2016 Wild About March - March Madness Tournament
23 Feb 2016 "Hoppy Hour" at Thirsty Dog
20 Jan 2016 Save the Date for 2016 YPA's Annual Meeting
10 Dec 2015 YPA and ArtCetera's Holiday Party at The Wine Mill
17 Nov 2015 Network for a Cause at the Cashmere Cricket
28 Oct 2015 Oktoberfest in the Valley at R. Shea Brewing
01 Oct 2015 Connect2Akron
26 Sep 2015 Rubber City Race Series: Marathon Volunteering
23 Sep 2015 Networking at Uncorked Wine Bar
09 Sep 2015 Connect2Akron 2015 Volunteers
27 Aug 2015 YPA Meets PLXYP on the Lakes
21 Jul 2015 Patio Party with YPA
19 May 2015 Networking at Regency Wine Bar
25 Apr 2015 Clean up Lock 3 with YPA!
21 Apr 2015 "Crafty Hour" at Craft Beer Bar
26 Mar 2015 Mix and Mingle Bowling with YPA
07 Mar 2015 Volunteer with YPA! Pedal with a Purpose
25 Feb 2015 "Hoppy Hour" at Aqueduct Brewing
21 Jan 2015 YPA's Annual Meeting
11 Dec 2014 YPA, YPN & ArtCetera's Holiday Party at BLU Jazz+
19 Nov 2014 YPA's Paws & Pints
16 Oct 2014 Connect2Akron
25 Sep 2014 Networking at Ray's Place Fairlawn
09 Sep 2014 YPA at Akron Digital Media Center
20 Aug 2014 Patio Party with YPA
14 Aug 2014 Wheels for Education
17 Jul 2014 YPA's 2nd Annual Miniature Golf Tournament!
17 Jun 2014 The Akron Values Program
05 Jun 2014 New Professionals Networking Night at Akron Rubber Ducks, Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Akron
22 May 2014 Networking at Jilly's Music Room
16 May 2014 Members-Only Event: The Akron Values Program
26 Apr 2014 Clean up Lock 3 with YPA!
11 Apr 2014 A Taste of Ohio at West Point Market
20 Mar 2014 Mix and Mingle Bowling with YPA
08 Mar 2014 Volunteer with YPA! Pedal with a Purpose
24 Feb 2014 “Hoppy Hour” at Hoppin’ Frog Brewery - Waiting List
24 Feb 2014 “Hoppy Hour” at Hoppin’ Frog Brewery
22 Jan 2014 YPA's Annual Meeting
12 Dec 2013 Annual Holiday Party
20 Nov 2013 Warm Up Akron with YPA!
30 Oct 2013 YPA & ArtCetera Ghost Tour of the Perkins Stone Mansion
26 Sep 2013 Behind-the-scenes tour of the Akron-Canton Airport
16 Sep 2013 Dine with a YP Leader...and win Zips tickets!
21 Aug 2013 Party on the Patio with YPA
13 Aug 2013 Moving the Wheels for Education!
25 Jul 2013 Pop-up Happy Hour at Akron Aeros
18 Jul 2013 Miniature Golf Tournament
19 Jun 2013 Networking and Non-Profits with YPA
16 May 2013 Networking at D'Agnese's
20 Apr 2013 Keep Akron Beautiful
12 Apr 2013 Beer and Wine Tasting at West Point Market
20 Mar 2013 Mix and Mingle Bowling at Stonehedge
09 Mar 2013 Volunteer with YPA at Pedal With a Purpose
21 Feb 2013 "Hoppy Hour" and Tour of the Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
30 Jan 2013 Annual Meeting
13 Dec 2012 Annual Holiday Party
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