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Young Professionals Council Academy

The YPC Academy helps to expand the ranks of young LGBT leaders who are ready to further equality for our community through board service for a variety of agencies, not-for-profit organizations and government commissions.

Over the course of 6 Saturdays in the first part of the year, participants engage in sessions where they have the opportunity to interact with civic and community leaders, learn about the social justice movement, and expand their leadership capabilities. The program culminates with the annual YPC Academy Graduation Brunch in which participants not only get to celebrate their accomplishments, but also raise funds and support for the next year's class. Approximately 20 candidates are selected annually.

Please feel free to reach out to the YPC Staff Liaisons, Ben Cartwright, Rick Cervantes and Rebekah Hook-Held for additional information about the YPC Academy:

Applications are accepted each year from Nov. 15-Dec. 31 for the following year's class. Check back later for the 2020 YPC Academy application.

Meet the 2019 YPC Academy Class

YPC Academy 2019

Meet the YPC Academy graduates

YPC Academy 2012 | YPC Academy 2013 | YPC Academy 2014

YPC Academy 2015 | YPC Academy 2016 | YPC Academy 2017

YPC Academy 2018