YPWeek will return to the New North April 19-27 with activities and events aimed at engaging the next generation of talent. Northeast Wisconsin cities and regions taking part include the Fox Cities, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Oshkosh and Sheboygan County.
NEWaukee, the Milwaukee-based organization that founded the event, announced that the program has expanded to include cities nationwide. YPWeek 2019 will include 21 communities and 100-plus events, with 18 communities in Wisconsin participating as well as Chicago, Atlanta and Salt Lake City.
Started by NEWaukee in 2012, YPWeek is a weeklong platform for discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter among young professionals. Each host community will present a variety of programs that empower young professionals to take ownership and pride in their city. In addition to engaging young professionals, YPWeek educates employers on workforce talent attraction and retention.
“Since we started YPWeek in 2012, people have reached out to us wanting to learn how to host the program in their own city,” said Angela Damiani, CEO and co-founder of NEWaukee. “As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, it makes sense to share what we’ve learned to help other organizations better their communities.”
YPWeek recently launched a redesigned website at ypweek.com. It provides users a clean design that incorporates improved calendar functionality. Also new this year, each host organization will be responsible for deploying a survey to gather data on young professionals’ needs within that community.