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Young Professionals

Who We Are

The Safe Connections Young Professionals are an essential component to raising awareness and funds in order to further the mission of Safe Connections: reducing the impact and incidence of relationship violence and sexual assault. The women and men of the Young Professionals, primarily ages 25-40, serve as agency ambassadors. Formed in 2010, the group is committed to creating new opportunities for young professionals to serve as leaders in the community.

How Can You get Involved?

Become a Member of Young Professionals

Membership is free. The commitment is to attend and support as many events as you can, and encourage your friends to come! Benefits of membership include:

  • Helping to create a culture completely intolerant of relationship violence/sexual assault and completely supportive of survivors.
  • Opportunities for leadership roles on the Young Professionals Board and committees.
  • Relationship-building with like-minded young professionals.
  • Invites to all Safe Connections Young Professionals events.
  • Access to professional development opportunities (workshops and networking) through the Connect With collaborative.

Sit on a Committee

We are always looking for dynamic individuals to join our committees. Currently, we have three active committees:

Fundraising Committee
The Fundraising Committee oversees and executes the planning of the annual Safe Connections trivia night, annual crowdfunding campaign, Dining to Donate events, and researching new opportunities.

Membership and Board Development Committee
The Membership and Board Development Committee is responsible for recruiting and retaining general members, as well as prospective board candidates. Committee members are involved in the interview process for board candidates and make recommendations to the board.

Social Marketing Committee
The Social Marketing Committee plans all non-fundraising events, such as happy hours, networking and volunteer opportunities and educational/awareness events. The committee also curates the quarterly Young Professional eNewsletter and maintains the YP Facebook page.

To join the Safe Connections Young Professionals, sit on a committee or with any questions, contact Dani Smith at 314.646.7500 x123 or fill out our application.

Stay in the Know and Like us on Facebook

For the latest and greatest on the SCYP fundraising and awareness events, make sure to like us on Facebook.

Our Board

The Safe Connections Young Professionals Board oversees the SCYP group as a whole, providing direction on events and awareness. The board meets monthly and board members are to fill two-year terms. The group is a member organization of the regional Connect With Young Professionals collaborative.

Click here to see a current roster for our Safe Connections Young Professionals Board.