WHO WE ARE

The Columbus Young Professionals (CYP) Club is a regional hub for social & business networking, recreational sports leagues, leadership development, and giving back in central Ohio. Founded in 2005, our organization has grown to more than 30,000 members – the largest in the nation – and is led by a staff of five (and nearly 80 volunteers) who continue to develop quality programming for our members and for the community. We exist to help advance important areas for emerging leaders, such as career-building and involvement in the community, as well as access to local culture and meaningful conversations.

The CYP Club also leads several large-scale events and initiatives such as the COLUMBUS IMPACT ACADEMY, COLUMBUS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (YP) WEEK, CITYPULSE COLUMBUS, WONDERFUL WORKPLACES FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS, NEXT UP COLUMBUS AWARDS, WOMEN OF INSPIRATION SUMMIT & EXPO (WISE), and THE GRANDVIEW HOP – with an estimated total reach of 1.75 million!

As we look ahead, we will begin to redefine our role in the community - and for our network of members, friends and followers. You'll start to see more of a focus on how we can help advance important areas, such as career-building and involvement in the community, as well as access to local culture and meaningful conversations. Membership Stats

How to Join

Columbus Young Professionals Club members are educated and active. Nearly 70% of our members are between the ages of 25-34, with 88% of members holding a bachelor's degree or higher. And our organization grows by about 2,000 new members a year!

If you are looking to become a part of the CYP Club, there are three levels of membership offered:

  • Social Membership: Free
  • Premium Membership: $95.00 for 12 months
  • "Friend of the Club" Business Membership: $500.00 for 12 months

Join for Free

What We Offer

Throughout the year, our calendar is full of professional and fun events for our members; some free, some with a fee to enter. This allows the flexibility to attend based on your schedule, your preference, and your wallet. And with more than 150 events & activities and 30 recreational sports leagues to choose from, we encourage members to get outside their comfort zone and try something new. Membership grants you access to all our events, with each event offering a different experience! For most events, attendance can range from a few dozen to a few hundred attendees. And some of our larger initiatives, such as Columbus YP Week, welcome several thousand attendees.

How We Give Back

We have raised more than $550,000 for local charities through our events. And each month we offer a variety of small group volunteer efforts through our service board, CYP Club Cares, which contributes more than 10,000 volunteer hours each year. CYP Club Cares also hosts the Columbus Volunteer Expo in the spring and Speed Networking with Non-Profits in the fall.

Who We Represent

We have always been collaborative and community-driven, and want to also focus on ensuring that our organization provides a sense of belonging (while encouraging others to do the same). We want to be a beacon for everyone. We seek to be a true representation of the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, philanthropists, artists and movers & shakers across the Columbus region.

Where We Are Going

Our organization is also evolving as we continue to grow with and for our community. As an entrepreneurial endeavor, the CYP Club has developed additional initiatives in the areas of workforce development, publishing, and expansion to other cities.

Events and Initiatives
Still have questions about the CYP Club? Our F.A.Q. section has all of the answers to your questions.