The Young Professionals Network (YPN) supports the growth and development of early career individuals committed to working with underserved and/or underrepresented people and communities. YPN connects these early career individuals with more seasoned professionals who are committed to providing mentorship and consultation on at least a monthly basis. In addition to the monthly individual consultation meetings, YPN also provides periodic training and continuing education opportunities for early career professionals and their mentors with a focus on increasing capacity to provide services to historically marginalized groups. We also host quarterly meetings for all YPN participants to foster professional development and networking.
We’re in our third year of the YPN and are excited to announce that we are recruiting two cohorts of mentors and mentees this year. Our next cohort will begin Winter 2023. We are looking for professionals with at least 6 years postgraduate experience to serve as mentors and young professional mentees with less than 5 years postgraduate experience or those still in graduate school programs related to mental health and/or social services.