When a small group of us set out to create YPA we had a very clear vision of what we wanted the organization to be. We wanted it to be a group that would bring like minded individuals together to make a positive impact on the community and provide an outlet for all walks of life to connect in a fun way. I’m so happy to see that years later YPA has continued that mission and grown into what it is. Through YPA I’ve made great friends and buisness connections I wouldn’t have made without my involvement there. I’m so proud to be a part of that and look forward to seeing the continued growth.
Elizabeth Smith | AFLAC • Sales Associate
I moved to Augusta over three years ago, and had never set foot in Augusta before then. I had just started a new job, and at the time, one of my co-workers was the Membership chair for YPA, and she soon convinced me to give it a try. I really enjoyed meeting the people with this group. Suddenly, I didn’t feel so alone in a new town. There were others like me, young professionals, who had the same ambition- and many of them transplants in Augusta. I would recommend Young Professionals of Augusta to anyone who is interested in not only cultivating new relationships, but professional development and giving back to their community.
Katie Wells | Augusta Entertainment Complex, Director of Marketing
I became involved with YPA a couple of years after its formation in 2007. It was evident back then that this incredible group of young energetic people could definitely make a positive impact on our community and I was excited to be a part of it. Not only is YPA focused on philanthropy, the networking and social atmosphere adds all the more to the experience. The professional development is like nothing I have experienced being a young person in the insurance industry. I can’t see any reason why someone from ages 21 to 40 wouldn’t see a benefit from their membership as long as they stay involved.
David Bagwell | Bagwell Insurance, Vice President
I initially heard about YPA from a friend who asked me to check out a new group in town for young adults. I was intrigued. After my first meeting, I knew this was a group I needed to belong to. Throughout the 5 years I have been a member, YPA has yet to disappoint. Each month YPA offers dynamic speakers and ways for me to get involved in the community and socially, it is the whole package! YPA is a place to grow, make friends and business connections, and make an impact where I live.
Whitney Shepard | Georgia Regents University