The Young Emerging Professionals of Williamsburg (YEP) group was established in spring of 2007. YEP is a group of young professionals in the Williamsburg area dedicated to making our community a better place to live, work, and play. YEP provides professional/educational, social, and philanthropic opportunities to its members.
Why should I join YEP?
YEP is an excellent organization to be involved in to develop socially, professionally and civically in a casual, yet professional atmosphere. As an active YEP member, you will have access to member-exclusive events throughout the year and receive discounted admission, event fees to many social opportunities.
Finally, by being an active YEP member, you will help to support our organization so we can continue to have an impact in the local community, and provide perks and incentives to fellow active members.
How do I join YEP?
If you are interested in joining YEP, please fill out our online membership form. Membership in YEP costs $45 a year with an initial application fee of $15.
What charities does YEP support?
YEP has adopted the first mile of the Virginia Capital Trail between Jamestown and Richmond. Every quarter we meet to walk the trail to clean the start of a beautiful trail for bikers, joggers and walkers.
We annually donate to The Grove Christian Outreach center, deliver handmade Valentines to members of Williamsburg Landing, and collaborate with and support other charities and local organizations including Beyond Boobs!, Literacy for Life, Avalon and Child Development Resources (CDR).
What professional networking opportunities does YEP provide its members?
Each membership meeting is an opportunity to meet other young professionals in a variety of fields. YEP invites a variety of professional speakers to regular membership meetings. Popular past events include a Night at the Museum after-hours event at the Muscarelle Museum, talks with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office on the consequences of drinking and driving, an interactive seminar on Love Languages in the workplace, as well as our annual Etiquette Dinner held at the Williamsburg Inn.
What social opportunities does YEP provide its members?
Join us for a happy hour, outing for a William & Mary athletic event, afternoon at the batting cages and more.
Active members are also invited to the annual Holiday Party, a formal evening full of dancing, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and fundraising.
We welcome any and all young professionals in the area age 21 to 39 who are currently employed or actively pursuing a degree in the Hampton Roads area.