Empowering Communities and Changing Lives
Real People. Real Connections. Real Service.
Continuous Programs and Events
First Friday is an opportunity to socialize with members of YPinLex while patronizing Black owned businesses. This is typically held the first Friday of the month in the evening. First Friday locations for the 2019-2020 year include Mimi's Southern Style Cooking, Mr. Krabs & Beans, The Jerk Lex, Mama Dee's Coney Island, and Joseanne's Homestyle Kitchen, to name a few.
The Network is a monthly opportunity for all young professionals in the Lexington area and surrounding counties to come together. You are only as powerful as your network. Activities include professional mixers, watch parties, food, fun and fellowship.
EmpowerLex Book Club
This program sponsored by the Professional Development Committee provides discussions on popular texts in an intimate setting.
National Urban League Young Professionals Programs
National Day of Empowerment
National Day of Empowerment (NDOE) information found here on the NULYP Website.
Join Week is the annual National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) nationwide membership drive. Chapters across the country host various events related to a specific theme. All events help obtain and retain members and leaders who can help enhance the long tradition of developing leaders for the National Urban League movement and its Affiliates, in our communities and in the business world.
National Day of Service
National Day of Service (NDOS) information found here on the NULYP Website.
Lexington Urban League Young Professionals Programs
LIFT (or Lifting and Impacting Futures Today) Conference is an educational conference for pre-K through 12th grade students and their parents. We focus on what is needed to prepare our youth for the next level in their academic career. This is an interactive event that even includes a parental component as well. It’s truly a program for the whole family. This event was started by the Lexington Urban League Young Professionals and the Urban League of Lexington Fayette County but has now expanded to include additional partnerships such as Fayette County Public Schools and YMCA Black Achievers.