Young Professionals of Racine
Young Professionals of Racine works to attract, engage, cultivate and retain professional talent to help our community flourish.
This membership program provides professional development and personal growth opportunities for young professionals through a variety of networking, social, volunteer and educational events. YPR strives to ensure that its members:
- Succeed and Have Fun
YPR is the best place for young professionals to get engaged and gain access to the business community. YPR is open to career-minded individuals who are 21 years and older (and the young at heart!) and currently includes members from more than 50 different companies in the greater Racine area. Membership to YPR will provide you with opportunities that will help you:
- Build business and social relationships with other young professionals
- Improve your professional and leadership skills to build your career
- Get you involved in the community through service projects
- Learn about important business and community topics
- Meet and have dialogs with local business people, elected officials, and community leaders
Membership to YPR is accepted year-round by submitting a form and payment.
Membership Requirements: 21 to 45 years of age – YPR does not discriminate on age. Your membership will not be denied if you are out of this age range.
Membership Cost: $50/year
If you work for a platinum RAMAC member, your membership is FREE as part of their company membership to RAMAC.
- Badger Meter
- CNH Industrial
- Johnson Bank
- Johnson Outdoors
- SC Johnson
- Twin Disc
- We Energies
- Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Each year, YPR awards a one-time, nonrenewable $500 scholarship to one high school senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The applicant must be graduating from a Racine Unified High School, Racine Lutheran, St. Catherine’s or Prairie and have an acceptance letter to a two or four year College or University within the State of Wisconsin. The scholarship will be awarded based on objective and nondiscriminatory criteria by answering specific questions in an essay format.
Sample Programs Offered through YPR
A forum for young professionals to hear from local leaders about topics critical to their careers and personal identities as members of the community. Each session will be centered around a topic and hosted by a local business or community leader.
Educational workshop offering a more introverted discussion about a young professional’s current position in relation to their career goals and objectives. Each workshop is centered around a skill or topic relative to building your personal brand and growth.
Held annually, this tournament provides an opportunity for teams of young professionals to come together and have some fun while they compete for the title of YPR Dodgeball Champion. Money raised is awarded as a scholarship to a graduating Racine high school senior who will be attending a Wisconsin college or university in the fall.
Lip Sync Challenge
Individuals compete against each other by lip syncing their favorite songs for the coveted title and year-long bragging rights of being YPR’s Lip Sync Champion. Money raised allows YPR to continue offering its educational programs.
After work hours networking opportunity to conduct business in a social setting and meet other RAMAC members and young professionals.
Invites to RAMAC Signature Events
Golf Outing, Annual Dinner, Business Awards Dinner