Young Professionals of Racine
We offer young professionals in the greater Racine area with opportunities to connect, grow, and engage.
This membership program provides opportunities to CONNECT, GROW, and ENGAGE through a variety of networking, social, volunteer, and educational events. YPR strives to ensure that Racine is a desirable destination for young professionals to live, work, and play.
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.
- Ascension All Saints
- Badger Meter
- CNH Industrial
- Fisher USA
- Johnson Bank
- Johnson Outdoors
- O & H Bakery
- Pioneer Products
- SC Johnson
- Twin Disc
- We Energies
- Wiscon Products
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
Made in Racine
To learn about Racine’s rich history, industry, and deep roots in manufacturing and inventions, this series offers tours and highlights of local businesses and what is being made in Racine every day.
S.O.U.P. – Support of Urban Projects
A forum where individuals or organizations share ideas for projects to enhance the quality of life in Racine. Everyone in attendance contributes $5 to enjoy a meal of soup and vote on which project will be funded.
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