The mission of Young Professionals’ University (“YPU” or “YP University”) is to ensure that all children are empowered through education to prepare them for economic self-reliance in the 21st century by leveraging on the experiences of HAULYP members and factual data. YPU aims to offer enrichment programs, through a two part series (Fall and Spring), for Houston area youth that focuses on the following areas:
YP University will engage high school students from grades 8th – 12th, with primary focus on the 11th and 12th graders. We focus on assisting youth from underserved populations in Houston and surrounding areas.
Past attendees have come from a variety of programs including, but not limited to, NULITES, Upward Bound, faith based organizations, local high schools, etc. YPU is held on the campus of a college/university in the Houston and surrounding area in order to expose students to the multitude of options available to them. In the past, the program has been held at The University of Houston – Main Campus, The University of Houston – Downtown Campus, Rice University and Texas Southern University.
Young Professionals University (YPU) prepares youth to apply to college and what they should know once they go off to school. The Fall installment of Young Professionals University will focus on preparing students for their freshman year of college. Sessions will focus on the following:
- Picking a Major
- Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Creative Arts component,
- Science, technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM).
- “Manhood 101” and “Womanhood 101”
Students will have access to interactive workshops and prize giveaways!
Student Participant Requirements
Location, Parking, and Directions
YPU will be held at Houston Community College – Central Campus (1300 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004). Event attendees will be able to park on floors 3-5 in the campus parking garage. The entrance is located off of La Branch Street. There will be signage/volunteers guiding attendees to the building where the event will be held.
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Event Day Instructions
For Organization/Group registration for Semester One of YPU closes on October 4th, 2018. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are registering more than 10 students.
Parents/Guardians must attend and stay for the full length of the YPU program.
We have plenty of volunteer opportunities for Young Professionals University. If you have a passion for inspiring the next generation, please sign up below.
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Support Young Professionals University
Each year, through various supporters we are able to host Young Professional University free of cost to student participants. We invite you to help us continue providing free enrichment to Houston Area Youth by becoming a sponsor or making a donation.